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EndSARS group receives over N77m in one week

EndSARS group receives over N77m in one week
Feminist Coalition, a not-for-profit organisation and one of
the leading supporters of the #EndSARS campaign, says it
has received over N77m cash donations in favour of the
ongoing protests against police brutality and extrajudicial
killings by men of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery
Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
The group, whose objectives include “fighting injustice
through peaceful protests, fundraising, and social media
organisation” disclosed this in a statement on Thursday
titled, ‘Progress Report – October 15th, 2020’.
It said the funds were raised “through the generosity of
well-meaning people and concerned Nigerians who want
their voices to be heard and their demands to be met.”
The statement partly read, “Over the past week, there has
been a peaceful uprising by the Nigerian youth, demanding
for the disbandment of the notorious SARS unit, and the
end to police brutality and an unjust judicial system.
“Like everyone else, we decided to play our part and help
fight the injustice through fundraising in order to sustain the
peaceful protests and ensure the safety of Nigerians
exercising their civic rights – by providing food, water and
other refreshments, masks, medical aid, and legal aid for
protesters.
“We have raised a total sum of: NGN 62,643,663.05; USD
11,474.34 (N4.3m), CAD 5,595.89 (N1.6m), GBP 5,733.49
(N2.8m), EUR 875.42 (N390,225), GHS 1,256.70 (N81,823),
KES 53,016.60 (183,656) and BTC 1.28827988 (N5.5m).
“With these funds, we have supported 100 peaceful protests
in 25 states, paid NGN 759,080 in medical bills for injured
protesters, donated NGN 400,000 to the families of victims
murdered by police officers while protesting peacefully, paid
NGN 500,000 in legal aid and spent N 11,367,500 onplies including food, water, mask among other things for
the peaceful protesters.”
The Oniftv had earlier reported that the founder of Twitter,
Jack Dorsey, expressed support for the #EndSARS protests
when he shared a tweet by @Feministcoalition which had
how to make donations to the campaign.
Youths have been protesting against police brutality and
killings for over one week, grounding economic activities in
major parts of the country.

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