MANILA – Now, even superheroes are speaking out against extra-judicial killings.
Cosplayers donned superhero outfits in response to a call to suit up and speak out against social injustices such as extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses.
“The Darkest Night has come. Villains have risen to the highest positions in the land. Children are dying on our streets.
Murderers and plunderers are being set free without so much as a slap on the wrist. And the value of our human rights has been diminished to the point where the institutions that protect them are deemed expendable,” said the Facebook page, “A Hero's Call.”
“We invite everyone who still believes in justice to suit up, raise their wands, ignite their lightsabers, and join the fight. SHIELD or Hydra, Stark or Lannister, DA or Death Eater, Jedi or Sith – it doesn’t matter who you are. The world needs everyone to become heroes, heroes who will stand together and let their voices be heard,” it said.
From Spider-Man to the Power Rangers, people dressed up as their favorite characters with messages that call out against social injustices.