The Lagos State government has announced a 24-hour curfew across the state beginning at 4 PM today, October 20, 2020.
There has been a lot of support for the protests from the tech industry as techies have been one of the most targeted groups in instances of police harassment and extortion.
Even the most ardent crypto enthusiast could not have predicted that Bitcoin (BTC) would become the centre of conversations in protests against police brutality.
The Flutterwave #EndSARS Fund donation link was deactivated on Tuesday, reportedly due to pressure from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). But Flutterwave says it was routine maintenance.
Police brutality and COVID-19: two viruses currently killing Nigerians. But the former is more deadly, it has killed more Nigerian youths than COVID-19.
I reached out to the tech community to collect stories of those who have had unsavoury encounters with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Nigeria’s tech leaders are calling for hundreds more survivors of the Nigeria Police’s systematic attacks on the country’s young tech entrepreneurs and workers to come forward, as they commence legal proceedings.
Would the government take any immediate targeted action to stop the attack against techies?
A timeline of SARS brutality, as the Nigerian tech community launch #StopRobbingUs campaign.
Tech Leaders Consider Legal Action Against Illegal Arrests of Software Engineers. Nigeria’s technology leaders have launched #StopRobbingUs, a campaign to put an end to the common practice where Nigerian police stop young people with laptops and unlawfully arrest, attack or, in extreme circumstances, kidnap them, forcing them to withdraw