UN chief calls for peace­ful protests in the United States

Fiji Sun - - WORLD/ASIA/CHINA NEWS -

New York: UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res wants to see peace­ful protests in the United States over the death of Ge­orge Floyd, and calls for re­straint from the au­thor­i­ties in re­spond­ing to demon­stra­tors.

The sec­re­tary-gen­eral’s mes­sage is that griev­ances must be heard, but they must be ex­pressed in peace­ful ways and au­thor­i­ties must show re­straint in re­spond­ing to demon­stra­tors, said Stephane Du­jar­ric, the spokesper­son.

Cases of Po­lice vi­o­lence need to be in­ves­ti­gated. Po­lice forces around the world need to have ad­e­quate hu­man rights train­ing, and there also needs to be an in­vest­ment in so­cial and psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port.

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