The Nepal Revolutionary Youths’ Union (NRYU) and Nepal Revolutionary Students’ Union (NRSU) jointly condemn the murder of African American George Floyd by chokehold by a police officer backed up by three other police officers on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, U.S. We express our sincere solidarity to the people who are continuing to protest against the fascist Trump administration, demanding peace, justice, human rights and dignity. We strongly condemn the police brutality upon the unarmed protestors and urge a stop to the terror without any delay.
We, the youths and students of Nepal, urge the administration to honor people’s rights to live and assure their civil rights. We demand a stop to the violence and inhumane oppression upon people in more than 40 cities in the U.S. It is a strong violation of human rights to murder George Floyd, who was handcuffed, restrained and a completely cooperative suspect. The officer put his knee on George Floyd’s neck, choking him for several minutes while he screamed that he couldn’t breathe and became motionless. It is a continuation of the brutality and racism of the Trump administration. Democracy must be guaranteed for everyone regardless of skin color, background and nationality.
Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Civil Rights Movement until 1968, fought for justice for the victims of racial discrimination. He said, “Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not-too-distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our nation with all their beauty.” Once again, the words of Martin Luther King Jr. are reverberating in the U.S. cities and around the world. The Trump administration has ignored the movement of more than half a century ago and continued the racist brutality upon the protestors.
We call for an end to the systematic racism that took many lives. We would once again like to demand that U.S. President Donald Trump stop killing his citizens and policing the world, and ensure peace, justice, equality and dignity. Thank you.
Min Bahadur Bata
June 5, 2020