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Anne Hathaway Rallies Support for Nigerian Schoolgirls

Fri, 09 May 2014 16:23:51 +0000

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Anne Hathaway is the latest star to rally support for #BringBackOurGirls, a Twitter hashtag campaign for the rescue of more than 200 high school girls kidnapped in Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

High profile celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, have spoken out about the issue, with most of them tweeting pictures alongside a poster with the hashtag. But rather than posting on Twitter, the 31-year-old actress took to the streets of Los Angeles, megaphone in hand.

“These Nigerian girls are part of the five percent of girls that are able to seek an education,” she said to the rallying group and cars waiting in traffic, seen in a video obtained by the Daily Mail. “They were taken from their beds in the middle of the night by cowards. Cowards that will tell them that girls do not deserve an education. Do we agree with these cowards?”

The crowd responded with a fervent “no” while cars honked their horns in the background.

Hathaway's husband Adam Shulman was also on the scene showing his support with a poster that read “Bring back our girls.”

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