Floyd Memorial, Nationwide Protests Call For Reform

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MINNEAPOLIS – George Floyd was remembered Thursday in Minneapolis, at the first of several memorials planned in his honor.

At one-point attendees standing in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the same amount of time one officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck as he died.



Video of Floyd’s death while in police custody has sparked nationwide protests and a broader discussion about the inequalities of race in America.

Meanwhile, the four former Minneapolis Police Officers present at Floyd’s Death have all been arrested and charged.

Derek Chauvin, charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The three others charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin.



Minnesota officials acknowledge the case will be difficult to prosecute. Reverend Al Sharpton said the push toward equality will continue.

 

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