How Bitcoin Donations are Helping in the Nigerian #ENDSARS Campaign

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As the fight to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria continues to gain momentum, crypto exchanges in the country as well as personalities in the space are supporting the movement by making bitcoin donations available.

After the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) shutdown a number of bank accounts helping fund the campaign, bitcoin has come to the rescue.

A crypto donation site ran by the Feminist Coalition movement is already accepting donations in bitcoin from across the world.

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While a good number of celebrities around the world have joined in to show support for the movement, a number of crypto entrepreneurs in Nigeria have also spoken out about their experience with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious police unit long accused of harassment, extortion and extrajudicial killings.

A few of the crypto influencers and exchanges who have lend their hand against this police brutality campaign below are:

 

NB: After days of demonstrations, authorities announced the scrapping of SARS and the redeployment of its officers to other police units. 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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