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12:00 AM, May 31, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 31, 2020

Racism cannot be ‘normal’ in US

Says Obama of latest police killing

Former president Barack Obama said Friday he shared the "anguish" of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be "normal" in the United States.

"This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," Obama said of the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd and several other recent racial incidents in the country.

"It can't be 'normal,'" the first African-American president of the United States said in a statement.  "If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must do better."

Floyd's death on Monday sparked three nights of rioting in Minneapolis and protests against police brutality in other US cities.

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