Floyd’s murder has sparked protests throughout the US and in numerous other countries, with demonstrators arguing that police brutality is a phenomenon that needs to be stamped out.
Political commentator Jo Marney gave her views on the matter…
Sputnik: Have groups such as Black Lives Matter been too violent during their protests against the murder of George Floyd?
Jo Marney: The police have said that they purposely stood back and watched this stuff happen; it is absolutely disgusting. You couldn’t make it up could you?
I’ve been looking on the Black Lives Matter website, for example, and it is clearly an anti-Western stance they have got. It says, I'm paraphrasing, “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure”. If that is not anti-Western and anti-British, I don’t know what is.
Sputnik: Should the British government do more to clamp down on the violent protesters?
Jo Marney: I've read about Priti Patel's new law that is going to protect war memorials, but we have got to remember that there is already a law to protect property and the police need to enforce those laws. We can’t have the police allowing mob rule on our streets.
Sputnik: What is your take on both US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the ongoing demonstrations against the death of George Floyd?
Jo Marney: I think that President Trump’s stance has been very good. We had Boris Johnson the other day giving a very diplomatic answer.
I think Boris Johnson needs to be supporting our police force and not telling them to take a knee, or adhere to what is going on in our streets, this violence, looting, and the criminal damage to statues. It’s just disgusting; it is anti-British, anti-Western and we can’t be allowing this to go on.
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