The US Must Listen To Protesters Grievances, Bachelet Warns

(TELESUR) – The United Nations rights chief has criticized “structural racism” in the United States.

The only way the United States can succeed in its attempt to put its sad history of violence and racism behind is by paying attention to the voices that have been rising in the protests over George Floyd’s death, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet stated on Wednesday.

“The voices calling for an end to the killings of unarmed African Americans need to be heard. The voices calling for an end to police violence need to be heard. And the voices calling for an end to the endemic and structural racism that blights US society need to be heard,” Bachelet said in the statement.

In response to the killing of an African-American man, George Floyd, while in police custody on May 25, over 300 U.S cities have witnessed the most intense days of demonstrations in the nation’s recent history.