the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, said Sunday night in a televised address that the fight against racism should not be happening at the 'hateful' to rewrite history.
This is a comment to the protest, which has spread to many countries after the killing of the black man George Floyd in the american city of Minneapolis.
There have also been demonstrations in the French cities.
Some protesters in the UNITED states and other places have tried to destroy or demolish the monuments and statues down, which pays tribute to historical persons, who exerted the slave trade and made other menneskerettighedsforbrydelser.
- I will say it very clearly this evening: fellow Citizens, the republic will not remove any name from its history. It will not forget any of its works of art, it will not shut down the statues.
It says Macron in a tv speech, where he also announces that France will close up further after a hard coronakrise.
He says that restaurants and cafes in Paris can reopen on Monday.
He says that the crisis has demonstrated both France's and the EU's vulnerability right from smartphones, automotive industry spare parts for protective equipment. He let it be understood that France and Europe must be able to itself and not make itself dependent on China, and the UNITED states.
- The only answer to this is to build a new and stronger economic model to work and produce more in order not to be dependent on others, he believes.