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PSNI Chief Constable issues response following Belfast ‘black lives matter’ protest

Following yesterday’s protest outside Belfast City Hall, the Chief Constable Simon Byrne has condemned the murder of George Floyd.

However Mr Byrne has said that protests will endanger lives at this time.

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A Statement from the PSNI Chief Constable, reads:

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“I outright condemn the murder of George Floyd, as a Police officer I am appalled at actions of the former officers from Minneapolis PD. However public protests at this time will endanger lives, we must support #BlackLivesMatter but also stop the spread of #Covid19.

“I am fortunate as a Police leader to have world class accountability structures in place via the NI Policing Board, Police Ombudsman and Department of Justice, to lead a Police Service that has Human Rights compliance at its core.”

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