EU official calls George Floyd's death an abuse of power

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Posted at 6:36 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 06:36:31-04

The European Union’s top diplomat says the death of George Floyd was the result of an abuse of power and that the 27-nation bloc is “shocked and appalled” by it.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters Tuesday that “like the people of the United States, we are shocked and appalled by the death of George Floyd.

” Floyd died last week after he was pinned to the pavement by a white police officer in Minneapolis who put his knee on the handcuffed black man’s neck until he stopped breathing.

His death set off protests that spread across America.