This Tuesday, amid the serious complaints that have been made on social networks for police abuses in Cali, Palmira and other cities in Colombia, several artists have taken a voice and party for young people and the country. Now, Canadian singer Justin Bieber spoke out against the situation in the country.
With a black background image and a message in English that says “please pray for the people of Colombia”, the artist supported the complaints about the serious social crisis that the country is experiencing. In addition, in his description he made it clear that he does not know very well what is happening, but he accepted that there is “chaos”.
“I’m not exactly sure what’s going on, but I can clearly see that there is chaos in Colombia right now! Keep the people of Colombia in your prayers, ”said Bieber.
He shared the same post in which he asks to pray for Colombia on his Instagram stories.
Other artists who have spoken were Residente, Carlos Vives and Carolina Ramírez, the first one said that “At least on my side, I will make my effort so that this reaches the United Nations, it is very important that they see how the country is being managed … I say it from the heart, because I am not Colombian and I know that people can be upset to see a foreigner talk about the country, but this hurts me, it is a matter of human rights ”.
For its part, Do you live, He left a tweet in which he asks for respect for life, in the face of all the abuses that are being experienced.
“What is happening in Colombia is very serious. I make an urgent call to respect life! “
While Juanes, joined this message asking Colombians to remain calm.
“Colombia, a call for calm please, for calm, to put down violence and take care of life. We always have the word to transform ourselves without destroying ourselves ”.
“I express my concern and shock at the events that have been happening during the last week, my solidarity with those who have lost their lives, the injured and their families. I ask that bridges be built between the different political, economic and social actors in my country. . I cry out for people to be heard in their requests, ”said Falcao García.
The Colombian producer Bullnene He asked President Duque to resign and assured him that the country was great for him. Other international artists such as the Mexican singer Mon Laferte and the reggaeton artist Natti Natasha, sent their support and solidarity to the Colombians.
After six days of social protests in Colombia, the United Nations (UN), rejected the “excessive use of force” against the protesters in Colombia, who took to the streets of several cities in the country to protest against the tax reform and the government of Iván Duque.
So far, within the framework of the National Strike, there have been, at least 19 dead, Therefore, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Marta Hurtado, sent a wake-up call from Geneva, Switzerland, in which he called for calm for the next demonstrations that will take place this Wednesday, May 5 in Colombia.
“We are deeply alarmed by the events that occurred in the city of Cali in Colombia last night, when the police opened fire on protesters protesting the tax reform, killing and wounding several people, according to the information received,” said Hurtado.
In another of the sections of her statement, the senior official assured that the UN works to give an exact number of victims in the country. “Our office in Colombia is working to verify the exact number of victims and establish the circumstances of these terrible incidents in Cali”, Hurtado reported, who also denounced that “Human rights defenders also reported that they have been harassed and threatened.”