Turkish Protesters Deliver a Rousing ‘Les Miserables’ Performance
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Anti-government protesters in Turkey are looking for some Academy Award-sized help in their fight.
The Occupy Gezi movement recently laid out their case by singing the song ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ from the Oscar-winning movie ‘Les Miserables.’ The video has quickly become an internet sensation and even caught the attention of one of the film’s stars, Russell Crowe, who, ironically, played a villainous police officer in the movie.
Crowe urged everyone to remain safe when he took to his Twitter account to address the situation:
Sad to hear of the violence in Turkey. Examine yr actions with yr heart & mind ,protestor & policeman alike. Compassion over rules religion.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) June 13, 2013
The protests are now in their third week. And, who knows, maybe Anne Hathaway will jump in to voice her support, too.