The exiled Tibetan leader gave a virtual lesson on compassion to his followers during a webcast on Friday morning from his home in Dharamsala, India.
“We see in the news channels, the media on discrimination based on color or religion these days, and then there are killings because of that, and then there are also some who consider him proud to be able to kill someone.”
The Tibetan spiritual leader added: “Just yesterday I saw on the news, somewhere in Minnesota, or somewhere in America, a black person had actually fallen under a car, and the police team … and actually pushed the knee onto that black person’s neck. “
“So because of this discrimination, racism on the basis of race, these things are done,” said the Dalai Lama.
Outrage escalated internationally after a video appeared showing a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck during the arrest. Floyd was unarmed and handcuffed and cried that he could not breathe before he died later.
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