European Parliament condemns all forms of racism
Brussels: The European Parliament has passed a resolution strongly condemning the death of black American citizen George Floyd in police custody as well as all forms of racism. The resolution also criticises US police action during ongoing demonstrations against racism. The European Parliament issued this statement late on Friday night.
The European Parliament said, ‘Parliament on Friday passed a resolution with 493 votes, condemning the death of black American civilian George Floyd in police custody and other such killings in the world.’
Members of Parliament have demanded the American administration to take action against racism and inequality. The Parliament also strongly condemns the police’s violent crackdown on peacefully protesting people and journalists. Members of the European Parliament have unanimously condemned any form of white supremacism, supporting demonstrations against racism.
The European Parliament has also strongly condemned the incidents of looting, arson, sabotage, and damage to public and private property by some violent protesters. The European Parliament said that proper efforts should be made by the police and administration in order to maintain law and order.
Black American citizen George Floyd died in police custody on May 25 in the city of Minneapolis, USA. Floyd was accused of paying through a fake bill. There is a lot of resentment after a video showing the killing of Floyd went viral. The video shows a white police officer kneeling on the neck of an unarmed black man named George Floyd. A few minutes later, 46-year-old George Floyd was killed.
Protests against police brutality and social injustice are taking place in many countries of the world, including the US, Britain, Denmark, Germany, France, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada after the death of George Floyd.