The shooting of two black men (first Alton Sterling, second Philando Castile) by white police officers in two separate incidents (one in Louisiana, another in Minnesota) has garnered global condemnation in support for US civil rights matters.
United States President, Barack Obama, addresed the media from the White House in reaction to the recent incident, which has sparked protests.
Watch his full address here:
In footage circulated around the world, Sterling (who was standing on a sidewalk selling CDs) is seen being tackled to the floor by two white police officers, with one firing multiple shots into his body at a close range, killing him instantly. Castile's was shot dead by another white police officer who pulled him over to inspect a broken car tail light, and proceeded to fire multiple shots into Castile after being asked to provide a form of identification.
702's John Robbie spoke to US correspondent for the US Report, Harley Carnes, about the details surrounding the matter which has America brimming with 'racial tension near implosion'.
Listen to the conversation below:
It is a concern, it's a major concern, because both of them seem to be so egregious.— Harley Carnes, US correspondent
I don't think that if a white man and his family were driving a car, would have wound up getting shot after being stopped for a broken tail light— Harley Carnes, US correspondent
Below is an update from EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou: