John Mahama condemns racist George Floyd killing

Former President John Mahama has reacted to the killing of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis, US.

Mahama in a Facebook post on Monday condemned the death of the 46-year-old, calling it racist.

Floyd, a father-of-two, died after a white police man, Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for than eight minutes. According to local police, he was being arrested for allegedly using fake $20 bill.

The tragic death of George Floyd has led to protests and riots all over the US and some part of the world.

In his latest Facebook update, John Mahama stated that racism in America has been there for centuries — but thanks to cell phones and social media they are now being filmed for the world to see.

“Recent events in America have brightened the moral spotlight on the systemic prejudice and danger that Black people there experience solely because of the colour of their skin,” he said.

“The killing of George Floyd is the latest in a centuries-long series of moral outrages that are now more visible because they are being documented on film and through social media.

“I condemn these injustices, in all their many forms.”

The former leader of Ghana also used his post to advised the police and military not to use “unwarranted use of violence against civilians here at home (Ghana).”

Written by GhanaSlayers

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