With Donald Trump’s United States every word counts and any reproach may end up joining the list of grievances that hinder Brussels’ relations with Washington. But this Tuesday Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU For Foreign and Security Policy, he has adopted a harsh tone and has criticized the “abuse of power” in the death of the African American George Floyd at the hands of several police officers in Minneapolis.
“We are in ‘shock’, the death of George Floyd is incredible, all societies have to continue paying attention to the excessive use of police force. It must be addressed respecting Human Rights and the Rule of Law, “explained the Spanish during a press conference in which he insisted that” all lives count, black lives count. ”
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The statements by the head of European diplomacy come hours after Trump announced the threat mobilization of the Army in case the states do not deploy the National Guard in the face of protests over racial violence and altercations that have occurred in many North American cities. “This is not an act of peaceful protest, it is acts of domestic terrorism ”, assured this Monday the North American president, who called to “dominate the streets.”
By voice of the High Representative, the EU has called for a de-escalation of tension.
“It is an abuse of power. That has to be reported and you have to fight this situation in the United States and around the world“Borrell pointed out, that a few days ago Beijing was spoiled by the new security law imposed on Hong Kong, although he was forced to be the protagonist of the delicate European balance between the defense and promotion of human rights and its relations with China, noting that this move by the regime does not jeopardize the investment agreements or the summit the EU plans to hold with Beijing in the German city of Leipzig in September.