June 3, 2020 / 12:16 PM / a month ago

Germany, shocked by George Floyd death, vows to counter racism

FILE PHOTO: Germany's Government Spokesperson Steffen Seibert folds his hands prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 29, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is shocked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed American black man, at the hands of police and must work to counter racism at home like other countries, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

“The death of George Floyd ... shocked people in Germany and all over the world, it shocked the federal government (of Germany) too,” spokesman Steffen Seibert said. “It is an appalling and avoidable death.”

“I am sure there is racism in Germany too,” he added. “Every society, including ours, is called upon to continually work against this.”

Reporting by Paul Carrel, editing by Thomas Seythal

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