George Floyd’s brother Terrence stood alongside community leaders before a group of protestors in Minneapolis on Monday to send a powerful message: “Stop looting and throw up the peace sign.” George was killed in police custody last week when he was pinned down for more than 8 minutes as he gasped for air, fell unconscious, and then died.
“This family is a respectable family. This family is a peaceful family. And as much as outraged as you are, the family is too,” Reverend Kevin McCall, a Brooklyn-based civil rights leader. “But, you cannot come before the family, you cannot come before the victim. The family has called for peace, the family has called for peace, the family has called for peace, the family has called for peace.”
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He added, “We’re sending a message to people all over this country to stop looting and throw up the peace sign. The power is in the numbers. Don’t stop protesting.”