Google states position on #EndSARS campaign
Google in Africa has supported the ongoing #EndSars protests nationwide.
In a tweet from it’s verified Twitter account, the global search engine said:
“We strongly oppose oppression, brutality, and intimidation. We believe a fair and impartial police force is a critical element of a stable society and abuse of power infringes on democratic and human rights.
“We urge a speedy resolution to the current situation #EndSars.”
We strongly oppose oppression, brutality & intimidation. We believe a fair and impartial police force is a critical element of a stable society, & that abuse of power infringes on people’s democratic & human rights. We urge a speedy resolution to the current situation. #EndsSARS
— Google in Africa (@googleafrica) October 15, 2020
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey also joined the campaign against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) and police brutality in Nigeria.
The American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday.
Mr Dorsey also called for donations via Bitcoin in support of the movement which has seen many Nigerians protesting.
The development came shortly after American rapper and US presidential candidate, Kanye West, and other international figures joined the protests.
There have been protests in Lagos, Abuja, Abeokuta, Anambra, Abia, Ibadan, Kwara, Ebonyi, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, and other states across Nigeria.
Despite the disbandment of SARS on Sunday and the announcement of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) as its replacement, the protests have continued.