Anne Hathaway led a ‘#BringBackOurGirls’ protest march in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Now while many celebrities took to the social media to raise awareness about the heinous kidnap of nearly 300 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the town of Chibok, Borno State by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram nearly a month ago, the Oscar winner decided to take hers to the streets.
‘These Nigerian girls are part of the five percent who are able to seek an education,’ Hathaway yelled into a megaphone. ‘They were taken from their beds in the middle of the night by cowards — cowards who tell them that girls do not deserve an education.’
‘Do we agree with these cowards?’ she asked, and the emphatic crowd – including her husband Adam Shulman – responded with a resounding ‘NO!’ with drivers blasting their car horns in agreement.
The kidnap of the girls has drawn international attention to the deadly actions of Boko Haram, who have killed more than 1,500 people in Northern Nigeria in this year alone.
Currently, a search involving the Nigerian military with US and British special agents is being conducted.