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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Even North Korea Says Police Shouldn't Have Suppressed Ferguson Protesters

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM

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Here's the full statement from the Korean Central News Agency:
Some days ago, a black teenager was shot to death by a white policeman in Ferguson City, Missouri State, the U.S. and police ruthlessly cracked down on protesters, leveling their rifles at them and firing tear gas and smoke shells. Against this backdrop, there occurred a shuddering incident in another city in which a policeman shot another young black man to death.

The U.S. is, indeed, a country wantonly violating the human rights where people are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their races and they are seized with such horror that they do not know when they are shot to death.

The protests in Ferguson City and other parts of the U.S. are an eruption of the pent-up discontent and resistance of the people against racial discrimination and inequality deeply rooted in the American society.

The recent cases brought to light the human rights performance in the U.S. and underscored the urgent need to force the U.S. to sit in the dock of a human rights court. The U.S. issued every year a report taking issue with "human rights performances" of other countries as if it were an "international human rights judge" but this time suffered disgrace and became a laughing stock of the world owing to what happened in it.

The U.S. had better honestly accept the unanimous accusations of the broad international community and mind its own business, instead of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.

It should not seek solutions to its problem in suppressing demonstrators but bring to light the real picture of the American society, a graveyard of human rights, and have a correct understanding of what the genuine human rights are like and how they should be guaranteed.

The U.S. should know that it is bound to get itself into a big trouble unless it behaves with discretion, not knowing where it stands.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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