Racism shouldn’t be normal in 2020 America – Barack Obama

Must Read

‘Wife snatcher’ Ibrahim Mahama bought Range Rover, house at Trasacco for Haija4Real – Chairman Wontumi alleges

Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Bosiako popularly referred to as Chairman Wontumi has alleged...

John Mahama will push more NDC lawyers to Supreme Court if he wins December elections – Sam George

Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George, has hinted that a John Mahama presidency will push more lawyers...

COVID-19: NPP’s Mac Manu, Carlos Ahenkorah admitted at ICU

ABC News has gathered that campaign manager of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2020 polls, Peter...

Former United States of America President, Barack Hussein Obama has criticized the killing of a black man by Minnesota police which occurred on Monday, May 25, 2020.

According to the 44th US President, racism in America in 2020 cannot and should not be ‘normal’.

“This shouldn’t be normal in 2020 America. It can’t be normal” he said.

A situation unfolded at an Arab-American-owned convenient store Cup Foods in the city of Minneapolis where employees of the store called police on Mr Floyd after suspecting he had used a counterfeit $20 (£16) note to buy a pack of cigarettes.

How CNN crew covering Minneapolis protests were arrested live on TV

According to the BBC, the police were attempting to put him in a police vehicle when he dropped to the ground, telling them he was claustrophobic.

Police report suggests the George Floyd physically resisted officers and was handcuffed.

In the video of the incident widely circulated on social media, a white officer was seen with his knee on Mr Floyd’s neck, pinning him down with Floyd weakly saying, “please, I can’t breathe” and “don’t kill me”.

Following the Monday incident, the city of Minneapolis has been plunged into days of rioting as the protesters set parts of the city ablaze.

On Friday evening, demonstrators besieged the gates of the White House with placards and chants ‘I can’t breathe.”

US: Trump directs Governors to re-open churches, mosques; describes them as essential services

The Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder and sacked from his post, together with three other officers.

The United Nations has condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd urging the US to take bold steps to end killings and injustice in America.

Speaking on the incident which has caught global attention, Barack Obama who has consistently opined that the United States is ‘shrouded with hate, anger, racism’ said on Friday, “If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better.”

Meanwhile, American President Donald Trump has described the incident as “a terrible, terrible thing.”

He said he had asked the justice department to expedite an investigation it announced on Friday into whether any civil rights laws were violated in Mr Floyd’s death.

SourceABC News

Submit your stories or articles to newsroom@abcnewsgh.com or Whatsapp them to +233 553620623

- Advertisement -


Latest News

Akufo-Addo pens emotional tribute to Sir John

President Nana Addo has expressed sadness over the death of the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo...

I suffer from psychological COVID-19 infection syndrome – Gabby Otchere-Darko

Leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has revealed that he suffers from psychological COVID-19 infection syndrome. Gabby disclosed that the...

Voter Registration Exercise: Take your health into your hands like grown ups – EC to applicants

The Electoral Commission has advised Ghanaians partaking in the ongoing voter registration exercise to take full control of their health since the Commission cannot...

Ghanaians shocked by news of Sir John’s death a week after being celebrated on Twitter

Ghanaians are saddened by the death of former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir...

Kennedy Agyapong, Mintah Akandoh, Sammy Gyamfi, Nana B cited for use of abusive language on radio

A report by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has cited Kennedy Agyapong, Brogya Genfi, Mintah Akandoh, Sammy Gyamfi, Nana B, Collins O....

More Articles Like This

%d bloggers like this: