- Pearl Thusi is planning to organise a peaceful protest against police brutality and injustice in the world
- The actress and businesswoman has asked Mzansi for help because she has never organised a march before
- The recent deaths of US citizen George Floyd and SA man Collins Khosa have sparked outrage on social media
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Pearl Thusi is on a mission to organise a peaceful protest against police brutality and injustice in the country and the world at large.
The actress and businesswoman has taken to social media to ask Mzansi for help in putting together the protest march as she has never organised it before.
"I've never organised a peaceful protest/march - if (you) know anyone who does please contact me and let’s make it happen."
The recent death of African American George Floyd has sparked Black Lives Matter protests across the world.
The demonstrations began in Minneapolis following George's death after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.
Another matter that has sparked outrage on social media is that of local man, Collins Khosa, who died after an altercation with SA National Defence Force soldiers. Mzansi tweeps have demanded justice for Collins using the hashtag #JusticeForCollinsKhosa.
Pearl asked local citizens what they were planning to do to voice their concerns about racism and police brutality "over and above posting".
"And as South Africans, over and above posting/creating awareness- are there any plans to protest /speak out on how our police killed people?"
A social media user tried to persuade Pearl not to organise the protest by reminding her about the xenophobic attacks that ravaged the country a few months back.
"Are you suggesting we ignore all problems? We were divided in opinion on that matter, sad reality. Are you saying the police should use brutal force on its own people because they harmed foreign nationals? Xenophobia is disgusting, so is police brutality. They both must be dealt with," she replied.
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The stunner also questioned whether any world leaders had spoken out against the treatment of protesters in the US.
"Have any world leaders (outside of America ) spoken out against or trying to take action to protect/assist African Americans/protesters?"
Briefly.co.za has reported that Mzansi celebs have spoken up against police brutality and racism in the States. Some of our local stars have also participated in the hashtag #JusticeForCollinsKhosa.
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