Germany's top diplomat urges press freedom in USA - DW
Foreign Minister Maas hopes peaceful protests against police brutality in the US will make a difference. He also said he would contact US officials to support a DW journalist kept from freely reporting in Minnesota, as Deutsche Welle reported.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday said peaceful protests against police brutality in the United States were "more than legitimate" and called for press freedom for those covering the demonstrations.
"The peaceful protests that we see in the US, involving many moving gestures, including by American police officers, are understandable and more than legitimate," he told reporters at a news conference.
"I can only express the hope that the peaceful protests don't turn violent, and even more the hope that they will have an impact," he added.
Maas also tweeted the message from his official account on Tuesday.