Rihanna, Greta Thunberg Express Support For Indian Farmers' Protest


Pop icon Rihanna brought the ongoing Indian farmers' protest into international limelight when she tweeted a CNN report on the protests.

Greta Thunberg

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg tweeted that she stood in solidarity with the protesting farmers. She also tweeted a protest toolkit detailing how people outside India could join the cause.

Lilly Singh

Late-night talk show host and YouTuber Lilly Singh retweeted Rihanna's tweet stating that the ongoing protests were a humanitarian issue.

Rupi Kaur

Poet and author Rupi Kaur has been a vocal supporter of the protests since its inception. In December 2020, Kaur penned an op-ed for the Washington Post on the protests.

Vanessa Nakate

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has frequently expressed her support of the protests sharing videos, news reports and photos from the protests.

Preet Kaur Gill

Preet Kaur Gill, the first female Sikh MP in the UK, is the UK's Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. In a tweet, Gill criticised the Indian government for "harming people’s ability to express political views".

Mia Khalifa

Social media personality and former adult movie performer Mia Khalifa termed the shut down of internet services in the protest sites as human rights violation. In a subsequent tweet, she also derided claims that the protesting farmers were paid actors.