April 18, 2024

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The memorial for George Floyd is going on in Minneapolis

The memorial for George Floyd is going on in Minneapolis

A memorial service is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota for George Floyd, where a black man was murdered by a police officer, sparking international outrage and widespread protests against police brutality in his name.

The service is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST, will be held at the North Central University Sanctuary in downtown Minneapolis, with Rev. Fr. Al Sharpton is expected to be famous, CBS Report.

Other speakers include Floyd’s cousins ​​and civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who now represents the family.

Floyd died on the sidelines after being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit $ 20 bill at the grocery store, after being arrested by police officer Derek Chuvv for nearly 9 minutes.

The death caused widespread outrage and riots, looting and massive peaceful protests in 50 states and abroad, where demonstrators demanded accountability, police reform or the complete abolition of the police.

Suv, who was originally charged with third-degree murder, saw the charges improved to a second-degree murder on Wednesday, while three other arrested policemen were detained and brought to jail.

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