Black Lives Matter slogan is racist, says Zeman

The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, says the slogan Black Lives Matter is racist. Speaking at an event at the US Ambassador’s Residence in Prague marking America’s Independence Day, Mr. Zeman said that the slogan was racist because all lives mattered.

The head of state said the independence of citizens in the Czech Republic and the US was currently under threat. This danger cannot be ignored but must be withstood, he said. Mr. Zeman also criticised the unrest seen on streets in some American cities following the police killing of George Floyd.

Author: Ian Willoughby