Twitter Joins Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protest With Special Emoji, Hashtag

by on October 16, 2020

Global social media giants, Twitter has joined Nigerians to kick against the dreaded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) With a Special emoji and hashtag.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who had earlier declared support for Nigerians made this known when he tweeted this:

For more than a week now, people across the country have united their voices to protest against police brutality.

Mobilised through social media, the youth-led rallies in several parts of the country initially targeted SARS, a notorious police unit long accused of harassment, extortion and extrajudicial killings.

After days of demonstrations, the Inspector of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Sunday announced the scrapping of the unit.

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However, the announcement fell short of expectations for many protesters, who have since pledged to continue fighting for accountability, an end to police violence and a complete overhaul of the security apparatus.

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