UN Rights Body to Debate ‘Systemic’ US Racism at African Nations’ Plea

UN Human Rights Council to discuss “police brutality and violence against peaceful protests” in US, after request last week by Burkina Faso on behalf of 54 African countries. Protesters hold placards during a demonstration against the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, in Washington, US, June 13, 2020. Protesters hold placards during a demonstration against the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, in Washington, US, June 13, 2020. The top UN human rights body will hold an urgent debate on allegations of “systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests” in the United States on Wednesday, a statement said on Monday.The decision by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) followed a request last week by Burkina Faso on behalf of African countries, it said in the statement. readmore

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