The UN Secretary General explained the popularity of the Black Lives Matter movement and #MeToo
The proliferation of the Black Lives Matter movement ("black Lives matter") suggests that people are tired of discrimination and inequalities, said the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
The Secretary General acts on video with a lecture in memory of the fighter against the apartheid regime in South Africa Nelson Mandela, born July 18, 1918.
According to Guterres, two movements that have appeared recently: Black Lives Matter and #MeToo (against sexual violence and harassment) - evidence of a complete disillusionment with the status quo.
As pointed out by Guterres, everywhere women called for an end to the violence perpetrated by powerful men "against women who are just trying to do their job".
"The anti-racist movement that has spread from the United States worldwide after the murder of George Floyd, is another sign that people are tired. Tired of inequality and discrimination on the basis of which people are treated as criminals because of their skin color. Tired of structural racism and systematic injustice which deprive people of their basic rights," said Guterres.
In his opinion, these movements point to two historical source of inequality the world: colonialism and Patriarchy.
Earlier, the cities of the US, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. After the death of Floyd intensified the movement Black Lives Matter, which is against the violence against the black population.