Boris Johnson says "black lives matter" because he condemns George Floyd's "inexcusable" death and says people have a "right" to lawfully protest – but refuses to criticize Donald Trump's response
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- Protests around the world for shots of police officers standing on his neck
- PM avoided people, was "right" to protest, but evaded criticism of Trump’s response
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Boris Johnson insisted today that "black lives matter" when he condemned George Floyd's "inexcusable" death – but refused to criticize Donald Trump's response.
Mr. Johnson added his voice to the condemnation when asked on PMQs about the wave of raging protests in the US that have spread around the world.
There are pictures of a policeman kneeling on Mr. Floyd's neck while pleading that he could not breathe.
Mr Johnson told MPs that people had a "right to demonstrate", but avoided questions about the President's actions and the warning that "looting means shooting."
Pressure from Labor's Keir Starmer about whether he would pass on Britain's "disgust at his reaction to the events" to Mr Trump, Mr Johnson said: "I think what happened in the United States was appalling, it was inexcusable . "
“We have all seen it on our screens and I fully understand the right of people to protest what has happened. Of course, I also believe that protest should take place in a lawful and reasonable manner. & # 39;
Boris Johnson added his voice to the condemnation of George Floyd's death when asked on PMQs about the wave of raging protests in the US that have spread around the world
Protesters in Hyde Park today voiced as anger continues around the world
George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died on Memorial Day when four police officers arrested him for allegedly trying to buy cigarettes with a fake $ 20 bill. He was seen in a video pleading he couldn't breathe when white officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck
Mr. Johnson was later challenged again by Ian Blackford, leader of SNP Westminster, and said, "Of course, black lives are important."
But he said protests should be legal, adding that social distance must be maintained in Britain.
Matt Hancock insisted that he "shared anger over the worldwide felt racist injustice" last night when he denied postponing a report on the increased risk of corona virus BAME.
Mr. Hancock denied that the government was trying to delay the publication of an official BAME high death toll investigation to avoid tensions and told Daily Downing Street that the results were "current".
"This is a particularly topical release because people around the world are upset about racial injustices," he said. "And I understand that. Black lives count. & # 39;
There were protests worldwide – also in London (picture) – against the death of George Floyd
A looted souvenir shop in Manhattan yesterday morning after another night of violence
There were some arrests during protests in London on Monday due to high racist tensions
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