ACTIVISTS PROTEST OVER KILLING OF GAMBIAN IN THE UNITED STATES

Gambian activist grouping, Rising Against Racism staged its protest before the United States Embassy in Banjul against the deaths of Gambian man identified as Lamin Sisay and African American George Floyd in the hands of US police.

The Saturday protest portrayed the call that Black Lives Matter and that if Black People worldwide do not unite and rise up against racism, they could all perish one day.

Momodou King Colley who read the statement on behalf of the protesters noted that the way and manner in which Floyd was murdered was a provocation that has been going on for centuries.

The activists, he said, were not out to appeal to the United States to respect and protect the rights of blacks but to ask whether the US wants to live in isolation.

In response to the protesters at the front gate of the United States Embassy along Kairaba Avenue, Regional Security Officer, Rebecca McKnight said that the United States shares the concerns of the protesters with Gambians.

She received the petition on behalf of the US Government in which protesters asked for institutional and legal reforms in its law enforcement sector.

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