Saturday, July 4, 2020

George Floyd: Pandemic of racism led to his death- Lawyer

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A lawyer for George Floyd has told a memorial service that a “pandemic of racism” led to his death.

Those gathered at his tribute stood in silence for eight minutes, 46 seconds, the amount of time Floyd was alleged to be on the ground under the control of police in Minneapolis.

Hundreds attended the service, which also heard a eulogy from civil rights activist Rev Al Sharpton.

It was time to stand up and say “get your knee off our necks”, he said.

Mr Floyd’s killing, which was captured on video, has caused outrage and sparked a wave of protests in cities across the US.