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Isaiah Washington arrives at the LA Premiere of "Triple 9" held at the Regal Theater LA Live on Tuesday, Feb.16, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Former 'Grey's Anatomy' star wants African Americans to boycott work Monday



Former "Grey's Anatomy" star, Isaiah Washington is urging all African Americans to boycott work on Monday. 

"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," Washington wrote on Facebook. "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 the Facebook post, Washington used the hashtags #RIPTerenceCrutcher and #HandsUpDontShoot. Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by a Tulsa police officer after his SUV stalled in the middle of the road on Sept. 16. 

Video footage released after his death showed Crutcher being shot after four officers confronted him. 

Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, who shot Crutcher, was charged with first-degree manslaughter.

In a separate Facebook post, Washington added that he has teamed up with activist Madelon Blue McCullough from #Missing24.

"Every African born in America is fed up, hurt, confused, saddened and angry about the continued extrajudicial killings by public servants in our streets, so collectively we bring forth a solution," Washington wrote.

He said the goal of this protest is to "maintain the safety of our people, while significantly impacting America's broken judicial system that is oppressing us by removing our labor, our bodies and our money from it...for 24 hours."

People are using the hashtags #StayHomeSeptember262016 and #Missing24 on Twitter to show solidarity with the protest which just happens to fall on the same day as the first presidential debate. 

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