Hundreds, including Al Sharpton, Eric Garner's mom, mourn at George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis

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Hundreds, including Rev. Al Sharpton and the mother of Eric Garner, are expected to attend a private memorial service in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon to honor George Floyd, who died Memorial Day in police custody, sparking ten consecutive days of peaceful protests and nighttime riots in major metropolitan cities nationwide.

, the man whose death in police custody sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaking at the memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University in Minneapolis on Thursday. Sharpton noted the parallels between Floyd's death and that of Garner -- whose eulogy he also delivered. People who prayed over the casket included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was present in 1968 when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., and Democrats in Congress including Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., also arrived. A band and choir performed the gospel standard "Goin' Up Yonder" as the sanctuary started to fill.

Quincy Mason, center, the son of George Floyd' Mason's uncle Twain, right; and family attorney Ben Crump kneeling as they visited the site of a memorial in Minneapolis on Wednesday.the Times In the Garner case, family and activists pleaded for five years before the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, was removed from the force in 2019, though he never faced federal charges.

 

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Oh God if Al was there is had to be a nightmare. He's his own people's worst enemy. Refuses to let move out of the past. Course he makes big bucks keeping them in riot mode.

No more coronavirus i guess.

Why is it so hard for the news, people to realize that George Floyd was a habitual criminal, threatened a pregnant lady with a gun, did spend time in prison multiple times and did 2 violations the night this occurred. I say he had more than enough chances to get his shit together

everyone who has any brain knows he was Killed by a Cop and it was wrong but all Cops are not bad just as all Blacks are not bad and the looters should be Made to help rebuild everything that was damaged as community service

USA got a 3rd world country with a autocrate president playing with religious symbols and police that shot on journalists and selected citizens...unbelievable.. glad to be European!!

Honestly I don't care who goes to a career criminal funeral how not much is being talked about on the people who died during the riots

This man was no hero.

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