International Desk (Channel TT): UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for an investigation into allegations of police violence in the murder of black George Floyd in the United States. He also called on US authorities to refrain from cracking down on protesters in the country.
UN Secretary-General's Spokesman Stephen Dujarric confirmed the information on Monday.
A spokesman for Guterres was quoted as saying that the protests would be "peaceful" and that "as with any other country in the world, members of the US security forces must refrain from cracking down on protesters."
"Over the last few days, we have been witnessing various incidents of police violence," Dujarric told reporters. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Guterres believes that every incident must be investigated.
Guterres also expressed concern about police attacks on journalists during protests in the United States. Dujarric said Guterres said the media had no freedom if journalists were attacked. He also remarked that democracy is useless without freedom of the media.
Source: The Indian Express