the EU's foreign policy chief is 'shocked' and condemns the u.s. authorities 'abuse of power' in connection with the killing of the american, George Floyd in the last week.
At a press conference in Brussels calls on the foreign policy chief Josep Borrell at the same time to all parties to refrain from using violence.
As americans we are shocked and horrified by the killing of George Floyd. All societies must be wary of using excessive force, says Borrell during a press conference in Brussels.
In a longer response to developments in the UNITED states, he speaks also about the importance of respecting human rights.
- All human life has value - also black people.
George Floyd was 46 years old when he was died in connection with an arrest in Minneapolis in the last week.
A cop pressed his knee against Floyd's neck and neck for several minutes. The policeman was arrested a few days later. Several other officers participated in the arrest.
During the arrest, there was recorded a video, where you can hear Floyd say that he can't breathe.
the Incident has led to violent riots, demonstrations and bloodshed in several places in the UNITED states.
- We condemn racism of any kind. We have confidence that americans can find the same, and that the country can heal as a nation, says Josep Borrell.
the Demonstrations have also spread to Washington, D. C.
Here president Donald Trump made many of the demonstrators even more angry when he posed for photographers with the Bible in front of a historic church near The White House.