Former US President Barack Obama during a video conference on 4 June expressed support for protesters in the country who oppose racism and police brutality, told the TV channel CNN.
He encouraged young African-Americans “don’t lose hope, even if they are angry”.
Obama thanked the protesters and urged them not to stop, and remember that street protests are not enough, we need in November to take part in the presidential elections.
“Changes are coming, an epic change in our country, which will be deeper than anything I’ve seen in my life,” quoted Obama as saying , “Voice of America”.
In his opinion, most police see their job is to serve and protect the citizens, and it is a “vital part” of the conversation.
During his speech, Obama did not mention U.S. President Donald trump by name, but said that it was time to name the problems and “to make people in power feel uncomfortable”.
Mass protests in the US began last week after the death of a detainee by the police African-American George Floyd. The cause of the disturbances was the video where a police officer presses a knee on the man’s neck and he says that he can not breathe. The patrol suspected Floyd that he paid with a fake $ 20 bill. Forensic examination confirmed that the man died as a result of mechanical asphyxia.
The police officer who applied a choke hold during the arrest, Floyd was arrested.
The protests that began in Minneapolis, has spread across the country. They are accompanied by riots and clashes with police, some demonstrators set fire to cars, smashing shop Windows and looting stores. Authorities in several cities have imposed a curfew in several States to suppress riots mobilized National guard soldiers.
Since the beginning of protests in the United States killed at least 11 people.
June 1, Donald trump saidthat could bring the armed forces to disperse the protesters, under the act of 1807. Acting Minister of defense mark Esper opposed this idea.