The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrel, supported peaceful protesters in the United States, condemning violent actions.
It is noted that the EU was shocked at the death of black George Floyd during a gross arrest by a police officer. According to Borrell, this event indicates abuse of power by law enforcement officers.
“We uphold the right to peaceful protests. We condemn violence and racism of any kind, ”said the representative of the EU, commenting on the ongoing American riots. At the same time, the European Union believes in the ability of the people of the United States to unite and heal the wounds of society, calling on this background to de-escalate.
Borrel also recalled the value of every human life. “All lives are important, the lives of blacks are also important,” the European official concluded.
Mass protests, accompanied by riots with clashes with the police, have continued in the United States since May 26. Citizens rallied against police brutality after the death of a local resident, black guard George Floyd, who died due to a strangling policeman. Subsequently, supporters of the movement against violence against blacks, the Black Lives Matter (“Black Lives Are Important”) took to the streets, the protests escalated into riots with pogroms, robberies, shooting and arson. In a number of cities, units of the National Guard and armored vehicles were introduced to strengthen law enforcement.