Obama commented on the situation in Minneapolis
Former US President Barack Obama has called for a thorough investigation of the death of African American George Floyd, and stated that in 2020, the USA should not be racism.
"It is a natural desire to want a life "returned to normal", because the pandemic and economic crisis has radically changed all around us. However, we must remember that for millions of Americans the tragic, painful and irritating "normal" is the fact that they are treated differently because of their race. It should not be "normal" in America 2020. It can't be "normal", - the statement says Obama published in his Twitter.
He added that video where George Floyd "dies lying face down on the street, below the knee a COP in Minnesota", causing him severe suffering, as well as millions of other people.
"Officials from Minnesota will need to ensure that the circumstances of the death of George Floyd are thoroughly investigated and that ultimately justice will prevail," he added.
The death of Floyd caused the riots in Minneapolis and other cities after the appearance of "viral" video for his detention. The record shows, as the police tackled Floyd and handcuffed him, and one of the officers leaned a knee on his neck. The detainee first few times he says he can't breathe and then losing consciousness. Floyd was hospitalized, he died in intensive care.
When this information became widespread, the leadership of the city police announced the dismissal of four officers who participated in the arrest. The city held a protest, accompanied by vandalism and fires. The investigation into the death of Floyd has joined the FBI, which declared the case a priority.