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Americans should continue protests against racism: Analyst

Azikiwe said Americans should continue protests in order to stop racism in the country.

People in the United States should continue protests in order to stop racism in the country as America is a racist society, a political commentator says.

“I believe that the demonstrators have to continue. They have to get larger,” Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire, told Press TV on Friday.

He made the comments when asked whether anti-racism demonstrations are effective following the deaths of unarmed black people in the country.

The analyst also blamed President Barack Obama for not doing enough to stop violence against African-American people.

“The Obama administration needs to be more directly involved in these incidents to prevent these types of killings,” he said.

“America is a racist society. The formation of the police services in the United States took place during slavery,” Azikiwe added.

He also called on the international community to support the Black Lives Matter movement that is a call to action and a response to the anti-black racism that permeates the American society.

“People around the world should know that the United States is not the human rights paragon that they claimed to be,” he said.

“There are a lot of civil rights and human rights violations take place in the United States and that it is necessary for the international community to also join hands with the Black Lives Matter struggle in the United States and other human rights efforts so that they can be resolved,” he added.


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