Peaceful protests in Belarus are being actively discussed on social networks. A number of famous people have already expressed their outrage over police brutality and support to protesters. Elon Musk and Jared Leto also reacted to the situation in the country.
Under a oublication describing the situation in Belarus on Twitter, American entrepreneur, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk wrote: “Sorry to hear that. What can we do to help?”
Sorry to hear this. What can we do to help?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 13, 2020
In response, he was asked to make a public statement condemning the violence on the streets of Belarus or to launch Starlink internet in the country.
Dear @elonmusk. Nowadays, Belarus people protest for free elections and democracy, risk life, and freedom. During protests, authorities shut down the internet, and live streams watched by millions disrupted. Can you take us into your Starlink beta-testing program? We are 52-53°N
— Franak Viačorka (@franakviacorka) August 13, 2020
Hi Elon! Thank you for noticing the problem. First of all, the protesters in Belarus need the attention of the world community, I think you can help with this. You can help financially, here are the contacts of people who raise money for the protesters https://t.co/kdnFvwTEoE
— Эрвин Вейков 🤍❤️🤍 (@renarddemoscou) August 13, 2020
Elon, ПОЖАЛУЙСТА 🙏, make a public statement on reprobation of violence on Belarus streets. Some famous musicians already did pic.twitter.com/qpUKsTFdRD
— Вика Волотко (@vikki_wo) August 13, 2020
American actor and singer-songwriter of the popular band 30 Seconds to Mars Jared Leto also sent his words of support to Belarusians. Famous local and foreign journalists, poets, musicians, actresses, writers, athletes, comedians, bloggers and many others also expressed their anger and asked to stop the violence.