The European Parliament adopted a resolution against racism, condemning “the rhetoric of incitement” trump

The European Parliament on 19 June adopted a resolution condemning racism and all forms of racial discrimination. As reports the website of the European Parliament voted 493 MP 104 has opposed the adoption of the resolution, an additional 67 deputies abstained.

The document says that the European Parliament “strongly condemns the horrible death of George Floyd” in the United States, as well as similar killings in other countries. Members of the European Parliament urged the US authorities to “address structural racism and inequality,” criticized the tough measures by the police against peaceful demonstrators and journalists, as well as the threat of a U.S. President to use the army to suppress the protests and his “the rhetoric of incitement”.

MEPs expressed support for the mass protests around the world and condemned “the idea of white supremacy in all its forms”. At the same time, the resolution drew attention to the inadmissibility of “cases of looting, arson, vandalism and destruction of public and private property, resorted to by some demonstrators”.

The European Parliament also urged that the cases of maltreatment and abuses by the police remained unpunished.

In addition, the European Parliament declared that slavery is a crime against humanity, and called on the EU institutions and member States of the EU, “formally acknowledge past crimes committed against blacks, colored people and Roma”.

African American George Floyd died in Minneapolis on may 25 after a tough police detention. Forensic examination confirmed that the death was caused by strangulation (a police officer with his knee pinned Floyd to the asphalt, becoming on his neck). Subsequently, all police who participated in the arrest, was charged.

The death of Floyd provoked mass protests (sometimes with riots and acts of vandalism), first in Minneapolis, then throughout the United States and in other countries.

The US President Donald trump said that can attract the army to suppress the riots, however, against this idea was made by the acting head of the Pentagon, mark Esper, his predecessor James Mattis and other top military officials.

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