The comments were made by a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday.
The U.S. has long criticized North Korea, calling it one of the world’s worst human rights abusers.
The North Korean statement carried by state media called the United States a country “where people are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their races and they are seized with such horror that they do not know when they are shot to death.”
The statement continued:
“The protests in Ferguson City and other parts of the U.S. are an eruption of the pent-up discontent and resistance of the people against racial discrimination and inequality deeply rooted in the American society.”
But North Korea isn’t the first country to criticize America’s response to Ferguson. From Think Progress:
Other countries were more quick on the uptake, seizing the opportunity to dish out the criticism that they’re normally on the receiving end of. Egypt, whose military government killed an estimated 1,150 protesters last year, called for the police in Ferguson to “show restraint” in their actions. The foreign ministry in Moscow, where 60 percent of black and African people said in 2009 that they’d been physically assaulted over their race, chided the U.S. on its race relations and said it “should take care of large-scale internal problems and take effective measures to resolve them.”
Talk about pointing the finger. Here’s some revolutionary advice. Everybody should take accountability and start treating humans like humans — North Korea and America included.