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Ghana’s President Condemns George Floyd’s Murder

Nana Akufo-Addo

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has strongly condemned the murder of unarmed Blackman, George Floyd.

In a post on his Facebook page on Monday, June 1, 2020, Mr Akufo-Addo could not understand why the 21st century such a painful brutality was being perpetuated against a Blackman.

In the post sighted by African Entertainment, the Ghanaian leader said “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,” he said.

“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,” according to him.

Floyd was killed by a former white police officer, Derek Michael Chauvin, in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25, 2020.

In a viral video, Chauvin was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds, leading to the latter’s death.

Chauvin kneeling on George’s neck

There have protests across the US over the killing, with over 4,000 protesters arrested so far.

About 40 cities in the US have imposed curfews as a result and the US National Guard has been activated in about 15 States.

Solidarity marches are being held in some parts of the world including Germany, UK, Denmark.

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