Shakira took to social media to voice her frustration at the police repression towards people protesting a tax reform imposed by the government in Colombia.
As many as 19 civilians have lost their life and more than 70 have been injured after almost a week of protests in her native country and she demanded a solution.
“The bullets will never be able to silence the voice of the one who suffers,” Shakira wrote on Twitter.
“And it is essential that we should not be deaf to the clamour 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.”