The ongoing #EndSARS protest across several states in Nigeria has attracted worldwide support and attention. From musicians to actors, diplomats, businesses, politicians, and sports personalities, they have all chimed in to amplify the end to police brutality and harassment in Nigeria.
Twitter, the social media platform that has consistently proven to be an effective platform for mobilising help for a particular cause is not left out in promoting the #EndSARS protest.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter, Jack Dorsey who has expressly added his voice to the protest tweeted recently the #EndSARS. What was different about the hashtag was that it now has a raised green white green fist emoji at the end.
This is quite an interesting move by Twitter as the use of a fist emoji coloured in our national flag alongside the #EndSARS adds an extra layer of importance and seriousness to the protests.
Beyond offering the emoji, Dorsey also tweeted to encourage users to donate bitcoin to the Feminist Coalition to help sustain the protests.
The Feminist Coalition is a group of young Nigerian feminists formed in July 2020 with a mission to champion equality for women in Nigerian society with a core focus on education, financial freedom, and representation in public office. It has become the rallying point for sustaining the #EndSARS protest.