George Floyd’s brother discourages violent protesters: ‘Let’s do this another way’ By Lianne Laurence for Life Site News
Floyd said his family is upset but is ‘peaceful and God-fearing’ and refuses to imitate what took place after ‘every case of police brutality.’
Terrence Floyd called for an end to the violent activism and riots that have erupted across the United States after the alleged murder of his brother George Floyd, saying his brother wouldn’t condone such actions and that they won’t bring him back.
Instead, black Americans should respond to police brutality by getting politically involved, Floyd told the crowd gathered at the makeshift memorial marking the site of his brother’s death.
“My family is a peaceful family; my family is a God-fearing family,” said Floyd.
“Let’s do this another way. Let’s stop thinking that our place don’t matter, and vote. … Let’s switch it up, do this peacefully, please,” he said.
Floyd made his remarks when visiting the site in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis where 46-year-old George Floyd died May 25 as white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck while he lay handcuffed on the ground.
The viral video of Floyd’s death, which recorded him crying, “I can’t breathe,” sparked peaceful protests against racism and police brutality, as well as riots, vandalism, arson, and assaults in cities across the United States.
Those who knew Floyd insist he wouldn’t condone the violence, a view Terrence Floyd reiterated.
WATCH: Full speech by George Floyd’s brother, Terrence Floyd, at site of George Floyd’s death. pic.twitter.com/piEcnilzCb
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