Amid national outrage over the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, thousands of people have taken the streets to protest demanding justice for Floyd and other black citizens who have died in the hands of police.
Colombian-American songstress Kali Uchis was among the protestors who marched in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles the weekend of May 30. "All LATINX artists should want to support to this movement," Uchis tells Billboard. "This is centuries of oppression."
On social media, the "After the Storm" singer is also speaking out and demanding justice for recent cases of police brutality not only in the U.S. but also Latin America. The recent deaths of Afro-Colombian Anderson Arboledo, who was allegedly beaten outside his home by local police officers for breaking the quarantine curfew, and Giovanni López who was allegedly tortured and killed by police in Jalisco, Mexico for not wearing a mask have also sparked outrage among the Latinx community.