George Floyd's murder: Akufo-Addo expresses condolences to family of black man killed by police

George Floyd's murder: Akufo-Addo expresses condolences to family of black man killed by police

- President Nana Akufo Addo has expressed deep condolences to the family of George Floyd

- George Floyd was pinned down on his neck to his death by a white police officer on May 25, 2020

- The death of the unarmed black man has erupted condemnation and anger protests across the world

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Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has joined discerning voices to express deep condolences to the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer.

On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill.

After the first squad car arrived at the scene, Floyd was unconscious and pinned beneath three police officers, showing no signs of life and died as a result.

President Akufo-Addo expressed his condolences in a recent post on Facebook following the devastating demise of George Floyd.

The president noted that black people across the world are in utter shock and in distraught by the killing of the unarmed black man by the white police officer in the United States of America.

''On behalf of the people of Ghana, I express my deep condolences to the family and loved ones of the late George Floyd.

We stand with our kith and kin in America in these difficult and trying times,'' he said.

President Akufo-Addo emphasised that the unjustly killing of George Floyd ''cannot be right that, in the 21st century, the United States, this great bastion of democracy, continues to grapple with the problem of systemic racism.''

He further noted that hopefully the unfortunate and tragic death of George Floyd will inspire a lasting change in how America confronts head on the problems of hate and racism.

Read full statement below.

Recently, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghana’s former president Jerry John Rawlings expressed disgust at the death of George Floyd.

The NDC founder passed comments on the manner in which George Floyd was manhandled in the hands of a white police officer leading to his unfortunate demise.

Rawlings in an earlier post, on Twitter on May 28, 2020, said the death of the black man is a classic example of how morals have declined in the free world.

Meanwhile, protesters have raged in cities across the United States after the untimely demise of George Floyd.

YEN.com.gh previously reported that a gentleman identified as Deveon Joseph who was part of a 2020 graduating class joined the Black Life Matter protest all dressed up in his full graduation gown.

The photo that was reportedly shared on social media by Nathan Aguirre after which it quickly went viral because of the seeming courage and passion of the young man that the action portrays.

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