A day after Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, tweeted in support of the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, the social media app, on Friday, launched an emoji in support of thousands of Nigerians that have continued to protest police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the country.
The emoji was launched when Jack tweeted the #EndSARS hashtag with the new emoji.
The emoji is familiar but unique. A raised fist, one that signifies black power. The fist bears the green, white, green colors.
Meanwhile, the Twitter account of Nigeria’s Broadcasting Commission has been hacked, with the hackers sharing messages in support of the protests. The #Anonymous group of hackers has claimed responsibility.
There has been a global pour-in of support. The #EndSARS has been trending for days unending. The protesters initially called for the disbandment of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit widely accused of extortion, torture, and extra-judicial killings.
However, despite the government’s move in disbanding the unit and setting up independent judicial review by states of police brutality protesters have called for further reforms, including compensation for the families of victims and better funding for the police.
More celebrities continue to join in on the protest from Omotoloa Jalade-Ekeinde to DJ Cuppy to Tiwa Savage to Toke Makinwa to Ruggedman.