‘Despicable’ and ‘racist’ shooting: UN chief ‘appalled’ by Buffalo killings

‘Despicable’ and ‘racist’ shooting: UN chief ‘appalled’ by Buffalo killings

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the racist massacre that left ten people dead in a supermarket in a predominantly black neighborhood of Buffalo, in the northeastern United States, his spokesperson said on Sunday. word.

“The Secretary-General is appalled by the killing of ten people after a despicable act of racist and violent extremism in Buffalo,” UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement.

The shooter identified as Payton Gendron, 18, drove more than 300 km from his residence in Conklin in the south of the state to perpetuate this massacre, even carrying out “a reconnaissance operation” the day before the incident, according to the authorities. He published a 180-page racist “manifesto” before the facts, according to American media.

Joe Biden on site this Tuesday

Eleven of the victims were black people and two were white, in this predominantly African-American neighborhood of Buffalo, a northern city on Lake Erie, on the border with Canada.

Joe Biden will go there this Tuesday “to share the pain of a community that lost ten of its own in a horrific and senseless mass killing”, announced the White House.

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