Racial justice protests have spread from the United States to Europe, including this mid-June 2020 demo in Strasbourg, eastern France.
The European Parliament voted Friday to declare that "Black Lives Matter" and to denounce racism and white supremacism in all its forms.
The resolution has no legal consequences but sends a signal of support to anti-racism protesters, and it follows a UN call for a probe into police brutality and "systemic racism.".
The resolution, passed by 493 votes to 104, "strongly condemns the appalling death of George Floyd", an unarmed suspect killed by US police in May.
It rebukes Trump for his "inflammatory rhetoric" and for threatening to deploy the army against protesters.
EU capitals are urged to denounce "the disproportionate use of force and racist tendencies in law enforcement.".
Earlier Friday, the UN Human Rights Council demanded a report on "systemic racism", but left out any direct mention of the United States in the resolution. »