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President Akufo-Addo condemns police killing of unarmed black man in the U.S

Mon, 1 Jun 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has joined the global call for justice for the late African-American, George Floyd who died in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis.

Unarmed George Floyd was killed by a white police officer for an offense best known to same on May 25, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo expressed his displeasure about how the United States of America, which is the beacon of Democracy in the world, still continues to battle racism in the 21st century.

Nana Akufo-Addo took to his Facebook page to join people who are seeking justice globally for the late George Floyd.

"Black people, the world over, are shocked and distraught by the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer in the United States of America. It carried with it an all too painful familiarity and an ugly reminder."

"It cannot be right that, in the 21st century, the United States, this great bastion of democracy, continues to grapple with the problem of systemic racism."

"On behalf of the people of Ghana, I express my deep condolences to the family and loved ones of the late George Floyd."

"We stand with our kith and kin in America in these difficult and trying times, and we hope that the unfortunate, tragic death of George Floyd will inspire a lasting change in how America confronts head-on the problems of hate and racism." Akufo-Addo wrote.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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