The death of Mr. George Floyd is a senseless tragedy. We join our fellow Americans in expressing our horror and grief; we condemn discrimination and racist violence. The U.S. Department of Justice has made this investigation a top priority, and accountability for Mr. Floyd’s death will be addressed through our criminal justice system. Furthermore, we affirm freedom of speech and freedom of assembly as essential components of a healthy democracy. We support the rights of those who are peacefully expressing their views outside the U.S. Embassy.