First posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 01:50 PM EDT
Actor Isaiah Washington called on black Americans to boycott work today to send a harsh message to the rest of the country, USA Today reported.
In a post via Facebook , Washington said: "No work. No school. No shopping for 24 hours."
"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. I'm very sure that within 72 hours from Wall Street to the NFL...Black Lives Would Matter. September 26, 2016 is THE DAY."
In another post, the ex Grey's Anatomy star wrote: "Every African born in America is fed up, hurt, confused, saddened and angry about the continued extrajudicial killings by public servants in our streets."
It is not known how effective the protest has been so far.
Isaiah Washington calls for black Americans to boycott work for a day | Celebrit
that's easy for an actor who has lots of money to say.