In the midst of protests in the United States, after the death of the black man, George Floyd, Martin Martin Luther King III, son of the famous black human rights activist, speaks publicly about what his father would do about racial tensions, if he were alive today.
King made it clear that he believed that his father, who was assassinated in 1968, would have radically changed the criminal justice system, saying: "I think my father, and none of us can speak on his behalf, but certainly through his speeches, he always had sympathy, so it would certainly be That the situation be peaceful, and I think that if my father had lived to this day, we would not have dealt with even these issues. We would definitely have resolved them. " Pointing to racism.
"We will have a fair penal system," King said, wondering about the large number of blacks in US prisons.
The international human rights activist gave his opinion on the peaceful protests, some of which turned into violence, saying: "We see frustration, humiliation, and insensitivity. After 50 years, people only demand dignity and respect in relation to human arrest. We see a diverse group of people (protesters) , And not just blacks. They are black and white, old and young. "
"The whole world witnessed the killing of the man, and we all saw it with our own eyes, yet it took three or four days for the preliminary investigation ... everyone was complicit," King said in response to the video commentary of the Minneapolis police, on the death of George Floyd.
"Why is the investigation taking so long and not working with colored societies, especially African Americans? And how does it end in death? This is unacceptable. We are behaving inhumanely."