Hollywood Veteran Actress Susan Sarandon Backs Farmers’ Protest

Veteran actress Susan Sarandon on Saturday extended her support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation and said she stands in solidarity with the protesters.

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

The 74-year-old actor took to Twitter and shared a news report by the New York Times headlined “Why Are Farmers Protesting in India?”

“Standing in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India. Read about who they are and why they’re protesting below,” Sarandon wrote.

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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.

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

Read also Indian court orders for suspension of new agriculture laws after mass protests

Tens of thousands of farmers have been protesting at three border points on the outskirts of Delhi, demanding a complete repeal of the three farm laws.

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