The Pope during the broadcast of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican has condemned all forms of racism and violence that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, reports, June 3 VaticanNews.
In his address, Francis noted that with concern for social unrest in the United States, which was caused by the tragic death of Floyd.
“Dear friends, we cannot tolerate turning a blind eye to various forms of racism, and to claim the protection of the sanctity of every human life. At the same time, we must recognize that violence is samarasosexy action,” Francis said.
The Pope offered prayers for the repose of the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism.
Protests in the US began after may 25 after a tough police detention in Minneapolis died African American George Floyd. The patrol suspected him that he paid with a fake $ 20 bill. After the death of the men began to riot. Demonstrators took to the streets and began throwing the police with firecrackers and bottles. During the protests were looted shop, unknown persons set fire to several industrial and commercial buildings, as well as a police station. One person was killed. Native of Floyd appealed to the protesters asking them not to allow violence.
A forensic medical report confirmed that African-American Floyd died as the result of strangulation.