After the protests against the tax law in Colombia, where Colombian protesters have been victims of violence and police abuse, celebrities from the Caribbean country such as Shakira, Juanes, Karol G, Camilo and J Balvin, have positioned themselves in favor of the people of Colombia in social networks, asking the authorities to guarantee the human rights of citizens.
“It is unacceptable for a mother to lose her only child to brutality. And that 18 other people have their lives taken from them in a peaceful protest. The bullets will never be able to silence the voice of the one who suffers. And it is essential that we are not deaf to the clamor of our own. I ask the government of my country to take urgent measures, STOP NOW the violation of human rights and restore the value of human life above any political interest, ”wrote Shakira on Instagram.
The one who has been most aware of what is happening in his country since the marches began is Karol G, in fact during the demonstrations, citizens have seized the word “bichota”, the title of his song, as an identifier that who fighting against the arbitrariness of the bad government can claim to be a “bichota”.
“We need international help !!!! @onuhumanrights @onu_derechos @onu_es @hrw_espanol In my country the authorities are abusing power by killing innocent people who are marching for our rights !!!!!!! #SOSCOLOMBIA.
To all my Colombian colleagues, this is not politics, this is the life of the citizens, of our country !!! We have to get the necessary attention to receive help, ”the Colombian woman expressed via Twitter.
Camilo for his part said: “In Colombia the authorities are murdering those who come out to demonstrate! No more police brutality, and no more impunity for those who perpetrate it! Show yourself through what you do! Share, repost, and let’s give visibility to what is happening in my country! ”.
While Juanes expressed on Twitter: “What is happening today in Colombia comes from many years ago, social inequality, lack of opportunities and many other variables have brought us here. And I especially ask the president @IvanDuque and the government of Colombia to protect the lives of the protesters by stopping the violence and guaranteeing their human rights. There have to be other ways ”. Hours before he had shared, “Colombia, a call for calm please, for peace, to put down violence and take care of life. We always have the word to transform ourselves without destroying ourselves ”.
My country hurts me like never before, to feel that things are getting out of control and that fear, anger and indignation paralyze the ability to reason is terrifying. We have not been able to learn to listen to each other, to respect each other, to look each other in the eye and recognize each other as brothers.
– Juanes (@juanes)
May 4, 2021
J Balvin has also added his voice to stop the police brutality, “when we recover our morale, we will very possibly recover La Paz. But our dead never. No to violence. !!! ”. In his Instagram stories, like Karol G, he has shared videos of how the police attack the protesters.
Other Colombians such as Carlos Vives, Mike Bahía, Greeicy, Pitizion and Jordy Jill have spoken out in this regard after the repression of the citizens of their country.
Maluma also positioned himself in this regard, but he was more criticized than his fellow artists mentioned above for giving an opinion until now, after several days of marches. In addition, users have taken their comments badly for focusing their speech on vandalism when deaths of citizens have been reported for the mere fact of demonstrating.
Sofía Vergara was also criticized for not offering a position or being empathetic with her countrymen, the actress has only posted aspects of her daily life in the last few hours.