After Rihanna, Greta Thunberg supported the Farmer’s movement, said – we stand in solidarity

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New Delhi, February 3, 2021: After American singer, Rihanna, Sweden’s environmental activist Greta Thunberg has also supported the Farmer’s movement. Extending her support to farmers who have been protesting against agricultural laws on the capital Delhi’s borders for two months, Greta said that she stands in solidarity with the farmers.

Rihanna shared a news story about Internet services being shut down at the protest site and said, “Why are we not talking about this?” Rihanna has also added #FarmersProtest to her tweet. Rihanna has 100 million followers on Twitter, and thousands of people retweeted her tweet in an hour.

Apart from Rihanna and Thunberg, UK Member of Parliament Claudia Webbe has also expressed solidarity with Indian farmers. Sharing a screenshot of Rihanna’s tweet, she wrote, ‘solidarity towards Indian farmers. Thank you, Rihanna. In an era where there is a lack of political leadership, we are grateful to others for stepping forward.’

Simultaneously, the author and niece of American Vice President Kamala Harris, Meena, has also shown her support to farmers on social media. Meena wrote on Twitter that all of us should be angered by India’s Internet shutdown and violence against peasant protesters.

US House Representative Jim Costa also described the atmosphere as disturbing and said the situation is being closely monitored. Costa wrote, ‘The unfolding events in India are disturbing. As a Foreign Affairs Committee member, I am closely monitoring the situation. The right to peaceful protest should always be respected.

Farmers’ organizations are continuously protesting against the three agricultural laws brought by the central government. It mainly consists of farmers from Punjab and Haryana, who are adamant about repealing the three agricultural laws. Meanwhile, the Haryana government has extended the suspension of mobile internet services in many districts till 5 pm on 3 February.