The Secretary-General condemns the killing of five police officers during a rally in Dallas yesterday. He extends his condolences to the families and colleagues of the victims, as well as the Police Department of Dallas. There is no justification for such violence. Those responsible compounded the suffering that many in the United States feel following the killing of two African-American men over two days. Those killings must be the subject of a thorough and impartial investigation. They once again put the focus on the need to address discrimination, including racial disparities in law enforcement, in a comprehensive manner.
New York, 8 July 2016