Belgium’s king Philip expressed his condolences on the colonization of Congo

Belgium’s king Philip has sent to the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Felix tshisekedi, following his letter in which he expressed sorrow for the “suffering and humiliation” experienced by the inhabitants of the country during the colonial administration of Belgium. This publication reports Le Soir.

In the letter, timed for the 60th anniversary of the independence of the DR Congo, Philip recalled that in the period of colonization the population of the country was subjected to “extreme cruelty and humiliation”. He noted that he will continue to combat all forms of racism.

The publication writes that this is the first time in history, when the ruling monarch, expressed the same spirit of their predecessors.

From 1908 to 1960, Congo was a Belgian colony, and until that time, for 23 years it was the property of the Belgian king Leopold II.

The campaign against racism spreading around the world after the death in the U.S. African-American George Floyd during police detention in Minneapolis. One of the police officers almost 10 minutes, I crushed his neck with his knee to the ground. According to the examination, Floyd died of strangulation.

Demonstrators around the world are cutting monuments to historical figureswho, in their opinion, were involved in slavery and racial discrimination.

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