Minneapolis (WCCO) – it must have been Thursday George FloydIt’s 48th birthday.
Family and friends make plans to honor his life and influence near the crossroads where he died.
A celebration is taking place at George Floyd Square in South Minneapolis. There will be a wake-up call with food, music and candlelight. Festivities start at 5 pm
former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin In April, he was convicted of the murder of Floyd. Chauvin, who is white, knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes on May 25, 2020, even as a widely viewed video showed Floyd, who was black, pleading for air Had been. The case sparked a national outcry over racism and police brutality.
Three other former officers – Jay Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao – have also been indicted in Floyd’s death. Their hearing is to be held in March.