A U.N. panel rebukes U.S. for ‘horrific’ events in Charlottesville
When the U.N. On the elimination of racial discrimination calls a country, this usually means that things have been very serious.
Last year, he left in Burundi with a formal warning to “reports of homicides, summary executions, disappearances and torture, many seem to have an ethnic character.” In 2014, he pointed to the Islamic state for “crimes against humanity in Iraq.” “In 2010, it attracted Kyrgyzstan, expressing its concern about the mass killings and enemies of the Uzbek ethnic group.
And on August 18, the panel called its attention to the United States.
In a direct rebuke of the White Supremacy march in Charlottesville this month, the committee issued an “early warning” for the United States. In a statement issued Wednesday describing the march of neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan as “horrible,” writing that he was “alarmed by racist demonstrations with overtly racist slogans, songs and greetings” especially the “death of Heather Heyer “And” the wounds of many other demonstrators and the terrible heartbeat of Mr. Deandre Harris for white supremacy. ”
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The statement did not specifically mention President Trump but noted that committee members were “concerned about the failure at the highest political level in the United States to reject and unequivocally condemn racist violent acts” and suggested that this lack of Action “a proliferation of racist expression and incidents”.
Trump waited hours before responding to events in Charlottesville. In his initial statement, he blamed “many parties” for the violence that took place there and did not condemn hate groups by name. A day later, in a prepared statement, Trump condemned the KKK and the neo-Nazis.
But one day later, at a press conference on infrastructure, Trump returned to Charlottesville and said that there were “right people” on both sides during the event, and blamed what he called “alt-left” also for violence .
Trump’s comments provoked a bipartisan outrage. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), Said the president had “molested.” Representative IIeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) In tweeting: “Blame both sides” for # Charlottesville? Do not.
Back to relativism when it comes to KKK, Nazi sympathizers, white supremacists? Just no. “Several members of the two advisory councils of the president resigned, as did all of their arts council. More than a dozen groups have canceled events at the Mar-a-Lago, Florida Trump complex.
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is responsible for monitoring compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, ratified in 1994. Its provisions focus almost exclusively on developing countries. Religious groups such as Burundi, Iraq and Ivory Coast.