Founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, was seen to have shown support towards the #EndSARS protesters when he retweeted links for donations through his handle @Jack.
He tweeted, “#EndSARS. Flag of Nigeria.”
The Twitter founder also shared a tweet by @Feministcoalition, a feminist group fighting against police brutality through peaceful protests.
The tweet read in part, “How to donate: 1) Bank transfers (Naira) 9951243245 Providus Bank Wallets. Africa-Wine and Whine Nigeria (2) You can also donate to us using a BTC Pay Server; a free, secure, and censorship-resistant platform. Visit the link below to donate https://donatebtc.feministcoalition2020.com.”
A Nigeria payment gateway platform, Flutterwave, which is led by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde Lemo, had on Tuesday blocked the funding of the #EndSARS which had risen to N16.7m.
Lemo claimed the money was from questionable sources although reports had it that he made the move based on pressure from the CBN whose Governor, Godwin Emefiele, had been meeting with youths in a bid to quell the protests.
The alternative links for donation like the cryptocurrency, shared by Twitter founder could ensure that the source of funding would not be blocked.
However, a former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, heavily criticised Dorsey’s support for the protesters, threatening to sue the Twitter founder if the protests continue to escalate.