Farmers Protest: Rihanna & Greta Thunberg Lend Support to Indian Farmers
After Rihanna, Greta Thunberg and others make lend support to Farmers Protest
Popstar Rihanna and teenage environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg have extended their support to Farmers Protest. They have drawn global attention to Indian farmers protesting near Delhi against the three farm laws.
Rihanna criticised the shutdown of internet services near the protest sites. The 32-year-old singer became the first global star to voice her support to the protest. Taking to Twitter she shared a CNN article and asked, “Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
The tweet by Rihanna garnered thousands of retweets and likes within an hour. By Wednesday her tweet had been liked by more than 391,000 people and shared nearly 200,000 times.
Climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg extended her support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation. “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India,” she tweeted.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 2, 2021
The tweet by Thunberg has garnered over 40,000 retweets.
Apart from Thunberg, UK Member of Parliament Claudia Webbe also expressed solidarity with the Indian farmers.
Solidarity to the Indian Farmers.
Thank you Rihanna.
— Claudia Webbe MP (@ClaudiaWebbe) February 2, 2021
The protesting farmers who have been camping in Delhi NCR have now called for a nationwide agitation on February 6. They will block national and state highways for three hours in protest against the Internet ban and many other issues.