Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello took to the streets on Sunday to join protests sparked across the nation by the death of George Floyd.
The couple were spotted among a crowd in front of a federal detention center in downtown Miami by Miami Herald reporter Bianca Padró Ocasio.
Camila, 23, and Shawn, 21, both previously shared their thoughts on racism and ways to help protesters on social media over the weekend.
Camila kept cool in a white fringe top with a pair of relaxed jeans with blown-out knees while keeping her raven locks tied back in a bun.
Shawn marched behind her in a black tank top with black athletic pants and gray suede shoes, along with a backpack with supplies for their day out.
Both stuck with the simple slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ on their hand-written cardboard signs.
The musical couple also wore cloth masks with more heavy-duty filters inside to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The crowd is standing in front of the Federal Detention Center downtown at 33 NE 4th Street. They are chanting “Free them all!” the protesters are chanting.— Bianca Padró Ocasio (@BiancaJoanie) May 31, 2020
Detainees are banging on their windows. pic.twitter.com/j8TUDvIbu0
On Saturday, Camila shared her thoughts on the death of George Floyd in a post giving her 49.9 million Instagram followers options of petitions to sign.
‘I’ve been trying to find the right words to say after I saw the video where George Floyd’s life is being taken from him with impunity… I am so sorry to George Floyd’s family and Ahmaud Arbery’s family, And Breonna Taylor’s family and to the countless other black families that have their children and parents being taken away from them,’ she wrote.
‘I stand with you in outrage and I have called Minnesota Governor Walz, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison , and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, their numbers and what to say is on the ACLU website, and I urge you to please call, please sign the petitions, and let’s stand together for justice. We need a change, we can’t afford to be silent, and we can’t afford a society that’s indifferent to others pain,’ she concluded, adding the hashtags ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ and ‘#WeCantBreathe.’
On Monday, she followed her post up with a text post shared to her Instagram Stories encouraging her followers to donate to organizations set up to bail out protestors in major cities throughout the US.
Shawn similarly bared his heart on Instagram on Saturday, where he said, ‘I feel sick to my stomach. Hearing the sound of [George Floyd’s] voice crying for help is bone chilling and it f***ing breaks my heart.’
He went on to urge his followers to demand change and to ‘not only “not accept” racism, but to become anti-racist.’
Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis, after a white police officer pressed his knee down into his neck for nearly nine minutes, even after he stopped breathing and became unresponsive.
hough a preliminary report from the Hennepin County medical examiner concluded that Floyd did not die of ‘traumatic asphyxia or strangulation,’ a new report commissioned by Floyd’s family and released Monday concluded that he did die of asphyxiation due to compression from the officer on his neck and back.