The # EndSARS hashtag was trending not only in Nigeria, but in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States on Friday. Over the weekend, the hashtag has stayed on Twitter's Nigeria top 10 trend table.
As well as influential Nigerian musicians Davido and Wizkid, British-Nigerian actor John Boyega expressed his support for the movement.
Also, Mike Edwards, a Nigerian professional athlete and owner of the first black-owned cigar line in the UK, has called for a London rally. He said he would lead a protest on Sunday at the High Commission of Nigeria in London. Award-winning actress Nse Ikpe-Etim also tweeted to join the protest against Edward.
After a graphic video showing officers from the SARS police unit dragging two men from a hotel in Lagos and shooting one of them in the street, the recent fury was ignited.
Armed SARS officers can be seen in the shocking video taken by
tourists at a hotel and posted on social media on Saturday, dragging two
limp bodies from the hotel compound into the street until one of the
men are shot.
The video triggered a deluge of videos and stories shared on social media alleging the infamous Sars unit's latest atrocities and violence, long accused of rampant rape.