Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has expressed his concerns about the latest events in the US following protests over George Floyd’s death.”
“I stand in solidarity with the demonstrations that are happening in the United States. Because obviously we are all very concerned about the authoritarian debate and those authoritarian ways that we are seeing as a response to some demonstrations that have in their origin some of the most difficult elements in the construction of a great country that we respect,” Sanchez told the Spanish parliament on Wednesday.
Sanchez joins other European leaders who have expressed their thoughts regarding the recent events happening in the US.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesperson said earlier this week that Germany’s government is “shocked by the death of George Floyd” and added that “we hope that this violence ends and we hope that the many wise and humane voices that exist in America too, those who are peacefully working for improvements (…) who are striving to end racism, are being heard.”