George Floyd:Written question - 51963

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 01 June 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
George Floyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his US counterpart on the death of George Floyd.
Answered by: Wendy Morton
Answered on: 08 June 2020

The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary have been clear that the death of George Floyd was appalling, inexcusable and deeply distressing. We are aware that a suspect has been charged and there is a federal review underway. We would hope and expect justice to be done.

The violence we have seen is clearly very alarming. People must be allowed to protest peacefully - peaceful protest remains a vital part of a democratic society and we understand the strength of feeling around this issue.

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