The George Floyd Memorial Service, Live From Minneapolis

June 03, 2020 - 5:40 pm
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For the next several days, the nation will remember George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody after a now-fired white police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes in Minneapolis, MN on May 25.

In three different states, services will honor the 46-year-old, who has sparked new urgency across the country with his death.

Starting on Thursday, June 4, a memorial service will be held in Minneapolis from 1:00PM to 3:00PM CT at the Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University, according to family attorney Benjamin Crump. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at the memorial and is not opened to the public.

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A private memorial service and public viewing are also scheduled for Saturday, June 6 in Raeford, North Carolina. Hubert Peterkin, the sheriff of Hoke County, posted the details to his official Facebook page earlier this week.

Service Details For Mr. George Floyd: (Hoke County) The memorial service for Mr. George Floyd; will be held on...

Posted by Hubert A. Peterkin on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The public viewing will be from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters. A private service will happen for just the family at 3:00PM. Peterkin added that no protesting would be allowed. 

"The memorial is about the life that Mr. George Floyd lived, and this is a time to embrace the family with expressions of love and kindness," Peterkin said.

On Monday, June 8, a public memorial is scheduled from 12:00PM. to 6:00PM at The Fountain of Praise Church in Floyd's former hometown of Houston, Texas. According to a statement, a private service will be held at an undisclosed location on Tuesday, June 9. 

On Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced aiding and abetting murder charges against former officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao in the death of George Floyd, and increased the charge against Officer Derek Chauvin from third to second-degree murder.

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