Floyd family lawyer asked on social media that people join him in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck until he lost consciousness, causing his death.
Sharpton: George Floyd Was A Cornerstone
Rev. Al Sharpton said that George Floyd sparked an international call for justice not because of pedigree, status or wealth, but because he was an “ordinary brother.”
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Sharpton Begins With Call for Justice
Rev. Al Sharpton begins the eulogy by acknowledging the leaders of The Fountain of Praise Church, but also calling for justice and promising to remain steadfast in seeking prosecution of the police officers charged with George Floyd’s death.
He is sitting with members of the Floyd family at The Fountain of Praise Church.
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Led by Floyd family member Kathleen McGee, the family, dressed in white, acknowledges and thanks the attendees and supporters globally.