Usa: African Union over Minneapolis violence, stop “discriminatory practices” against African Americans

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Addis Ababa, 29 May 14:01 – (Nova Agency) – The President of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the death of George Floyd, the African American killed after being arrested by the police on Monday 25 May in Minneapolis, deploring the “discriminatory practices” carried out against African American citizens of the United States. “Recalling the historic Oua (Organization of African Unity) resolution on racial discrimination in the United States, approved by African heads of state at the first Oua Assembly in Cairo, Egypt, from 17 to 24 July 1964, I repeat the EU’s condemnation of discriminatory practices against black citizens of the United States. I also urge the authorities of the United States of America to step up their efforts to ensure the total elimination of all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnic origin, “said Faki in a statement. George Floyd, 46, was shot dead by police on Monday after he was arrested on charges of using a fake banknote. The governor of the US state of Minnesota, Tim Walz, has mobilized the National Guard to stifle the protests and looting that has lasted in the past few hours in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, where numerous commercial buildings and cars have been set on fire, vandalized and looted. (Res) © Agenzia Nova – Reproduction reserved



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