The singer took to social media on the weekend to indicate assist for human rights organisation Amnesty Worldwide’s marketing campaign for justice for Gustavo Gatica.
In November 2019, amid widespread concern over rising prices of residing and inequality, folks throughout Chile got here out in protest demanding “dignity”. Throughout the demonstrations, protesters had been met by cops who loaded their weapons with steel and rubber ammunition.
On the November 8, Gatica, a 21-year-old pupil of psychology and an avid fan of music and images, joined the protests. Police fired into the crowds, and Gustavo was shot in each eyes. He was blinded completely.
In a video posted to Instagram, Healy defined that no-one has but been held accountable for blinding Gatica, who turned 23 on Sunday (November 29). He then requested followers to affix him and Amnesty by signing a petition, which could be discovered here.
Healy’s message comes after writing to followers on Reddit final week, explaining that though he has made the choice to go away social media – initially “in response to being inconsiderate and getting cancelled” – he will likely be utilizing his Instagram account to assist Amnesty Worldwide.
“I don’t know should you guys keep in mind however over final yr I posted a few issues alongside Amnesty Worldwide,” he wrote. “The response you guys gave these posts was CRAZY, like critically massive numbers it was unimaginable and I’m advised helped Amnesty immensely.
“So with my Instagram account I’m going companion with Amnesty Worldwide in a barely extra I dunno…..formal or moderately constant manner sooner or later. Extra on that quickly.”