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Stunned silence, angry protests as world watches U. S. unrest

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U.S. angst over George Floyd’s death in police was once again the a focus of global attention, with 20 seconds of dead air from …
U. S. angst over George Floyd’s death in police was once again the a focus of global attention, with 20 seconds of dead air from one world leader perhaps the most striking comment on the unrest engulfing the world’s most powerful nation.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a dramatic, unexpected 20-second moment of silence before carefully answering a reporter’s question on the U. S. protests and President Trump’s handling of the crisis, a string of pained expressions flickering across his face as he tried to formulate a reply.
“We all watch in horror and consternation what’s going on in the United States,” a subdued Mr. Trudeau finally said during his daily news conference, noting Canada has racial problems of its own to confront.
“It is a time to pull people together.… It is a time to listen, to learn what injustices continue despite progress over years and decades,” he added, declining to directly criticize Mr. Trump.
Demonstrations highlighting racial injustice have been seen around the globe as protesters in the Netherlands, U. K., Canada, Brazil, and New Zealand have joined calls for change.
European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said European countries have been “shocked and appalled” by the circumstances surrounding Mr.

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