Celebration Of Life Deliberate At George Floyd Sq. For His Birthday
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thursday would have been George Floyd‘s forty eighth birthday.
Household and pals plan to honor his life and influence close to the intersection the place he died.
A celebration is occurring at George Floyd Sq. in south Minneapolis. There might be meals, music and a candlelight vigil. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering Floyd in April. Chauvin, who’s white, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost 10 minutes on Might 25, 2020, whilst widely-seen bystander video confirmed Floyd, who was Black, pleading for air. The case fueled a nationwide looking on racism and police brutality.
Three different former officers — J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao — are additionally charged in Floyd’s loss of life. Their trial is scheduled for March.