Statement by U.S. Ambassador Linda S. Taglialatela

The responses to the tragic death of George Floyd by Americans and people worldwide, including in the Caribbean, express pain, anger, and frustration towards racial injustice in the United States. Although our nation was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, racism too is part of our history and has yielded painful results. We must do better. Our democracy will rise to this challenge. We will hold those responsible accountable and support free speech and peaceful assembly. The struggle to attain and uphold justice continues. It is embodied by the peaceful demonstrators across our nation and has the steadfast support of all of us at the U.S. Embassy, black and white, American and Caribbean.