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Susan Sarandon on Farmer's Protests: 'We must Let Indian Leaders Know the World is Watching'

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
Susan Sarandon on Farmer's Protests
Susan Sarandon on Farmer's Protests

The prolonged farmer's agitation of India has recently invited lots of attention from across the globe and Hollywood super stars.

After Rihanna, Hollywood veteran actor Susan Sarandom has recently shower her support to the ongoing farmers protest. Moreover, she said that despite attempts to silence the "most vulnerable" Indian leaders should remember the world is watching them.

A tweet by pop star Rihanna triggered a wave of support for the protesting farmers by a number of global personalities, activists and politicians. After her, the Thelma & Louise star became the latest international celebrity to back the protest.

As per reports, Sarandon took to Twitter late Saturday evening and shared a news report by Al Jazeera, headlined, "Free speech under threat as India clamps down on farmer protests."

"Corporate greed and exploitation knows no bounds, not only in the US but worldwide. While they work w/ corp. media and politicians to silence the most vulnerable, we must let India's leaders know the world is watching and we #StandWithFarmers! #FarmersProtests," says her twitter post.

The 74-year-old actor had shared a news report by The New York Times earlier on Saturday, explaining why farmers are protesting in the country. "Standing in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India. Read about who they are and why they're protesting below," Sarandon wrote.

The world wide famous personalities like Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, Meena Harris, an American lawyer and niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, actor Amanda Cerny, singers Jay Sean, Dr Zeus and former adult star Mia Khalifa have also supported the protesting farmers.

The government had criticised the tweets by Rihanna and other celebrities, saying facts must be ascertained before people rushing to comment on the issue, calling it "neither accurate nor responsible".

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