Thursday, September 22, 2016, 8:14 PM
Actor Isaiah Washington is calling on African-Americans to protest the recent killings of black men by police in a very different way.
Washington took to Facebook on Tuesday to suggest that African-Americans across the United States boycott showing up for work on Monday to show that black lives matter in the wake of recent police brutality.
“Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fed up with being angry, sad and disgusted, would pick ONE DAY to simply ‘stay at home’ from every single job, work site, sports arena and government office in the United States of America,” he wrote to his thousands of followers.
“I’m very sure that within 72 hours from Wall Street to the NFL…Black Lives Would Matter. September 26, 2016 is THE DAY,” the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star continued.
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Washington followed his suggestion with a series of hashtags, including #RIPTerenceCrutcher.
Crutcher, 40, was killed this week by a police officer in Tulsa, Okla. after his car broke down in the middle of the street.
The actor also used the hashtag #HandsUpDontShoot, which references the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. The slogan was generated after the unarmed teen was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Mo.