Insecurity: End SARS Protest gets a massive global boost from Twitter
The ongoing End SARS protest in Nigeria gets a massive boost from popular micro-blogging platform Twitter with a customized emoji for anyone using the End SARS hashtag to tweet about the protest anywhere across the world.
The emoji was introduced last night to be seen by anyone tweeting with the hashtag. Earlier on Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has lent his voice to the protests and also donate towards the course using bitcoin.
The End SARS protest in Nigeria has gone global since youth in the most populous back nation on earth took to the street last week calling for an end to police harassment and brutality by the men of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria Police.
Following the youth agitation across the country, the IGP announced the disbandment of the notorious police unit and also the formation of another unit 24-hour after.
Less than two days after the disbandment of SARS, the Inspector General of Police announced the formation of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit to oversee special operations within the country.
Despite the disbandment of SARS, the youth have refused to leave the street as they are calling for the trial of SARS personnel that were involved in extrajudicial killings and extortion across the country.
The weeklong ongoing protest has seen Nigerian youth found a new voice in their call for better and working society for all and sundry today.