Holness Condemns Racism In The US Following Killing of George Floyd
Prime Minister Andrew Holness is condemning acts of racism in the United States of America following the death of African-American, George Floyd.
Mr. Floyd was killed after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes resulting in asphyxia.
It’s since spawned worldwide protests.
The Prime Minister says he’s horrified by what he has seen via video footage.
Meanwhile, Mr Holness notes that his administration is committed to ensuring that human rights breaches locally are thoroughly investigated.
He cited recent cases involving deceased Jamaicans, Susan Bogle and Jodian Fearon.
Mr Holness says even if it appears that an injustice has been done, there can be peaceful protests.
The Prime Minister Andrew Holness was speaking at a virtual media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, last evening.
The current situation in the United States has not escaped our notice. The death of George Floyd has brought to the forefront the issues of racism and discrimination, which are very troubling to me as a black person. pic.twitter.com/wVrG1sZRzk
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) June 6, 2020