Shakira Tweets Support for Columbian Protesters Fighting Government Repression

Shakira has come out in support of Colombian protestors, who are telling stories of disappearances, unlawful imprisonment, sexua
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Shakira has come out in support of Colombian protestors, who are telling stories of disappearances, unlawful imprisonment, sexual assault, and death at the hands of Colombian authorities.

"It's unacceptable for a mother to looser her only son as a result of brutality," Shakira tweeted in Spanish, condemning the police killing of 19-year-old Santiago Murillo (via La Republica).

The statistics are still being debated. As of May 4, 2021, the Colombian NGO, Temblores, has counted 31 cases of police homicide against civilians, 814 arbitrary detentions, and 10 victims of police sexually assaulting civilians during the protests, which started as a popular rejection of the government's proposed tax and health reforms.

They have since transformed into a much larger movement.

Read more here.

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