Farmers’ protest goes global: Rihanna, Greta Thunberg lends support to farmers
As the farmers' protest continues, International pop singer Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg extended their support to the farmers
Pop singer Rihanna, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg have extended their support to the farmers protesting on the borders of New Delhi against the farm laws saying that they stands in solidarity with the farmers.
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said that she stands in solidarity with the farmers protesting against the law.
"We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India," Thunberg took to Twitter on Tuesday.
Thunberg’s post on social media handle came after Hollywood pop-star Rihanna shared a news piece highlighting the central government’s crackdown on the farmers by shutting off internet in many regions.
Rihanna, posted a Tweet about the farmers' protest with a news update and captioned the post asking people using the trending #FarmersProtest hashtag. She said, “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.”
Apart from the duo, UK Member of Parliament Claudia Webbe also expressed solidarity with the farmers protesting in Delhi.
"Solidarity to the Indian Farmers. Thank you Rihanna. In an era where political leadership is lacking we are grateful for others stepping forward," she wrote with a screenshot of Rihanna's tweet.
On the other side, Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh also thanked Rihanna for the same. She replied to her, "Yes! Thank you so much @rihanna. This is a humanity issue! #IStandWithFarmers and this narrative is TIRED."
Bollywood actress-model Richa Chadha also reacted to Rihanna with an emoji of heart, hands joined in prayer and a bow and arrow. She replied with a "Yes" to Greta's tweet that read, "We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India."
Farmers from different parts of India are protesting on the different borders of Delhi since November 26, 2020 against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.