Thousands gather across the country to remember Floyd
Washington: Americans carryingplacards Thousand of name and say get your knee off our necks”. reading “black lives matter” and He also askedmourners to raise slogans such as “no just- stand in silence for eight min- tice, no peace” took to the utes and 46 seconds, the length streets in many US cities, of time Floyd, lay pinned to the demonstrating peacefully pavement by the police officer. against the killing of unarmed “At the end of the day, my African-American George brother’s gone, but Floyd by a white police officer’s name lives on. I thank god for Minneapolis on May 25.
you all,” his brother Terrence native The of 46-year-old Houston, was the victim, hand- a Floyd gathering told in another Brooklyn. massive cuffed and pinned to the House Speaker Nancy ground on May 25 by a white Pelosi described this as a day of police officers who kneeled in great sadness. his neck as he gasped for “They are having the first breath. service for George Floyd.
It is Floyd’s death has triggered a national day of mourning, I nationwide violent protests see, for George Floyd, and we with a section of the protesters pray for his family and pray for resorting to looting and rioting healing for our country,” she across the country, leaving told reporters at the US Capitol. behind Mourners a trail gathered of destruction. in huge “black With lives placards matter”, protesters reading numbers across the country chanted “no justice, no peace.” Thursday night to remember Minnesota Attorney Floyd after a private memory- General Keith Ellison on al service in Minneapolis.
Thursday announced to elevate Seeking justice for Floyd, charges against the former they are demanding urgent Minneapolis police officer who reforms in the police and crim- killed Floyd while adding the final justice system. charges of aiding and abetting Several cities including murder against the other three New York, Washington DC, officers at the scene.