U.S. Embassy statement on protests in the United States

The United States has long been and remains a nation that seeks to advance the rule of law and fair and equal treatment inside and outside of our borders. The tragic death of George Floyd is a heartbreaking reminder of our nation’s ongoing struggle to live up to that ideal. Our fundamental freedoms of speech, press, and peaceful assembly make the United States an open nation, one that aspires to liberty and justice for all, and eschews violence that serves no one and no worthy goal. We will not try to hide our painful struggle, and instead believe that honest public debate will help us emerge better and stronger.