Borrell: We are shocked by the death of George Floyd
“We, here in Europe, like the people of the United States, we are shocked and appalled by the death of George Floyd,” said Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, at the press conference in Br
Borrell urged all societies to remain vigilant against the excess use of force and ensure that all such incidents are addressed swiftly, effectively, and in full respect for the rule of law and human rights.
“We have to be sure, everywhere, especially in societies which are based on the rule of law, democratic representation and respect for freedoms and liberties, that people who are in charge of taking care of the order are not using their capacities in the way that has been used in this very, very unhappy death of George Floyd. This is an abuse of power, and this has to be denounced and combat[ted] in the States and everywhere.”
Borrell said: “We support the right to peaceful protest, and we also condemn violence and racism of any kind and for sure we call for a de-escalation of tensions.”
“We trust in the ability of the Americans to come together to heal as a nation and to address these important issues during this difficult time. Allow me to repeat that all lives matter. Black lives also matter,” Borrell added. (ILKHA)