Far from ending with the announcement, the controversy over the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia keep going. The leaders of the Formula 1 They see themselves in great trouble, after several Human Rights institutions requested the cancellation of the race on Arab soil. However, these associations now appealed to the very active of the highest figure in the category, Lewis Hamilton.
A strong boycott campaign started in recent months on social media. After the announcement of the Arab GP, many pointed to the ‘double bar’ of the category by allowing racing in a country with strong international criticism, especially after the announcement of its campaign against racism and in favor of social equality. This brings several headaches to the leaders.
One of the associations that contacted the pilot of Mercedes it was ‘Code Pink’, one of the most famous in terms of Human Rights. “We are contacting Lewis Hamilton to be with Yemen. Today, we are handing over 4,000 signatures to the Formula 1 driver. We are urging him to boycott or make a statement about the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, “they say.
“Hamilton has shown time and time again that he cares deeply about people around the world. I hope you are forced to support Saudi Human Rights defenders. For the most decorated Formula 1 driver in the history of the sport to call for freedom for activists and justice for Yemen would undoubtedly transmit a lot to the world, “he says. Danaka Katovich, director of Code Pink.
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At the time, when the Grand Prize was announced, International Amnesty he warned about human rights violations. “If the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix goes ahead, at least Formula 1 should insist that all contracts have strict labor standards with all supply chains, and that races are open to all without discrimination.”
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