Anne Hathaway Leads #BringBackOurGirls Protest in Los Angeles—Watch Her Passionate Speech!

Oscar winner's passion is palpable in the clip as she rallies protesters

By Alyssa Toomey May 09, 2014 7:46 PMTags
Anne Hathaway, Adam SchulmanKVS/Pedro Andrade, © PacificCoastNews

Anne Hathaway and her hubby Adam Shulman are bringing some celebrity power to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in Los Angeles.

The two participated in a protest in order to rally support and raise awareness for the nearly 300 missing Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped weeks ago.

Last month, the schoolgirls were all taken from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.

While the Nigerian government has said that they are working to locate all of the missing children, all of the abducted girls currently remain missing.

The United States, China and France have all sent experts to help with the search.

Watch: Anne Hathaway Protests For Missing Girls

Anne shows her passion for the cause in the clip, which sees the actress taking the lead in a group of protesters, grabbing a megaphone while shouting "These Nigerian girls are part of the 5 percent who are able to seek an education, they were taken from their beds in the middle of the night by cowards, cowards who tell them that girls do not deserve an education. Do we agree with these cowards?" she asks the crowd before yelling, "What do you want?" as the crowd replies "Our girls!"

The actress's hubby stands dutifully beside his wife while holding up a sign which reads "Rescue Our Girls" as Anne passionately proclaims, "Bring back our girls and make a brighter future. Girls should not be afraid to get an education. Girls should be free to get an education. We agree with this. We want our girls to come back," she says before the crowd starts chanting "Bring back our girls."

The Oscar-winning beauty's passion is palpable in the clip, and clearly, she is moved by the tragedy, which has sparked a massive social media campaign that has been joined by a number of celebs.


Michelle Obama joined the Twitter campaign on Wednesday, posting a shot of herself holding up a sign with the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag, while captioning the pic, "Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It's time to #BringBackOurGirls."

Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel, Kourtney Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, Chelsea Clinton, Jenny McCarthy, Queen Latifah, James Van Der Beek and more have all posted on Twitter about the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

Additionally, Ashton KutcherJustin TimberlakeBradley Cooper and Sean Penn have rallied together for the cause, posing with signs which read, "Real men don't buy girls."