The Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy Konstantin Dolgov said protests in Ferguson challenge American “stability.”
“The developments in Ferguson and other cities highlight serious challenges to the American society and its stability,” Dolgov said Tuesday in a Russian state television address.
“Racial discrimination, racial and ethnic tensions are major challenges to the American democracy, to stability and integrity of the American society,” Dolgov said. “We may only hope that U.S. authorities seriously deal with those issues and other serious challenges in the human rights field in their own country and stop what they have been doing all along recently — playing an aggressive mentor lecturing other countries about how to meet human rights standards.”
President Barack Obama said in a speech Tuesday night in Chicago that he supports the Ferguson protesters and urged them to “mobilize, organize.”