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USA: Minneapolis residents pay tribute to George Floyd with 8m 46s silence02:41

USA: Minneapolis residents pay tribute to George Floyd with 8m 46s silence

United States, Minneapolis
June 4, 2020 at 07:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

Residents of Minneapolis played tribute to George Floyd with 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence on Wednesday. The length of silence was how long it took for Floyd to die, as a police officer knelt on his neck.

Residents gathering for the memorial could be seen, as well as a new mural that was unveiled in memory of Floyd.

Head pastor Greg Taylor said that Floyd was "murdered" on the block next to the bus he rides, "in front of my children, in front of the world."

Speaker Minister Stephen Duffin urged mourners to make use of "anger to action," in reference to the ongoing protests.

The death of Houston native Floyd on May 25 sparked a wave of worldwide protests, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas, including Minneapolis.

Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter.

USA: Minneapolis residents pay tribute to George Floyd with 8m 46s silence02:41
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Residents of Minneapolis played tribute to George Floyd with 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence on Wednesday. The length of silence was how long it took for Floyd to die, as a police officer knelt on his neck.

Residents gathering for the memorial could be seen, as well as a new mural that was unveiled in memory of Floyd.

Head pastor Greg Taylor said that Floyd was "murdered" on the block next to the bus he rides, "in front of my children, in front of the world."

Speaker Minister Stephen Duffin urged mourners to make use of "anger to action," in reference to the ongoing protests.

The death of Houston native Floyd on May 25 sparked a wave of worldwide protests, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas, including Minneapolis.

Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter.

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