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World 'He loved her so much': George Floyd ex and daughter in tearful appeal for justice

01:09  04 june  2020
01:09  04 june  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

McKennie wore an armband in tribute to George Floyd during Schalke-Werder

 McKennie wore an armband in tribute to George Floyd during Schalke-Werder © Supplied by Sofoot J'accuse! In the match between Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen this Saturday afternoon in the Bundesliga, won by visitors (0-1), the American international Weston McKennie had a message to convey. About what ? The tragic death of George Floyd, an African American man killed Thursday during a police check. Pressed to the ground by a policeman, Floyd had repeated several times that he could no longer breathe.

George Floyd . 'I want justice for him because he was good'. The mother of George Floyd 's daughter has made an emotional plea for justice , sobbing as she insisted he was a good man "no matter what anybody " He loved her , he loved her so much ," she said. "I'm here for my baby.

George Floyd 's daughter Gianna 'GiGi' Floyd and her mother Roxie Washington appeared at a press conference He loved her so much .' As Washington and Gianna stepped back from the microphone, Floyd 's longtime friend Washington embraces her daughter after delivering her tearful remarks.

a close up of a person: Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter Gianna Floyd © Getty Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter Gianna Floyd The mother of George Floyd's daughter has made an emotional plea for justice, sobbing as she insisted he was a good man "no matter what anybody thinks".

With her six-year-old daughter Gianna clinging to her, Roxie Washington said she wanted all four officers involved in Mr Floyd's death to pay for the killing, which has sparked fierce protests across the US and the world.

"At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna doesn't have a father.

"He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle."

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No matter what anybody thinks, he was good and this (referring to his daughter ) is the proof." Duration: 01:56 7 hours ago. Roxie Washington, the mother of Geroge Floyd 's 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd , tells reporters "I want justice for him because he was good.

Ms Washington made her remarks during a news conference at Minneapolis City Hall.

"He loved her, he loved her so much," she said.

"I'm here for my baby. I'm here for George because I want justice for him, and I want justice for him because he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good."

George Floyd, 46, died last week in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on his neck for at least eight minutes while arresting him for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 note in a shop.

On the spot where George Floyd died, his brother urges calm

  On the spot where George Floyd died, his brother urges calm Chants of “What's his name? George Floyd!” filled the air Monday as a large crowd gathered at the spot where the black man who became the latest symbol of racial injustice in America lay dying as a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck. Wearing a face mask with George’s Floyd's image on it, his brother Terrence Floyd dropped to his knees at the storefront that has been turned into a memorial covered with flowers and signs. As he kneeled silently, many who were around him joined him on the ground.

Related: Streets of rage - protesters demand justice for George Floyd (Photos). We couldn't see a pocket of provocation - but what ensued was immediate panic and fearful screams as people tried to run away. ' He loved her so much ': George Floyd ex and daughter in tearful appeal for justice .

" He loved her , he loved her so much ," Washington said of Floyd 's feelings for their daughter . "I'm here for my baby. "Why do we have to see her pain? I am here to get justice for my brother and somehow, god dammit, we are going to get it," Jackson said, his voice echoing through the marble

Ms Washington's plea came as protests over his death continued across America, with around 40 cities imposing curfews.

But things were calmer than on Monday - when police fired tear gas at crowds in the US capital as Donald Trump made his way for a photo opportunity.

In Washington, people gathered outside Lafayette Park near the White House.

The crowd started thinning out on its own after 8pm - an hour after a curfew went into place - with a few hundred remaining, chanting at police.

Around 1,600 army troops have been deployed to the Washington region.

They are not yet involved in policing the protests but a Pentagon spokesman said they were on "heightened alert".

In New York, there were arrests as well as some reports of looting as thousands of demonstrators remained on the streets after its 8pm curfew.

Some businesses, fearing a repeat of the violence of the day before, had boarded up their windows

Death of George Floyd: the heartbreaking testimony of the mother of his daughter

 Death of George Floyd: the heartbreaking testimony of the mother of his daughter Roxie Washington, the mother of the daughter of George Floyd, painted the portrait of a "good man" Tuesday at a poignant press conference. © USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Cont / SIPA "I want justice done to him because he was a good man". Her voice hoarse with emotion, her cheeks bathed in tears, Roxie Washington spoke for the first time Tuesday on the death of George Floyd.

Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd 's six-year-old daughter , spoke at a news conference on Tuesday after days of protests following his death in Minneapolis. "I'm here for my baby and I'm here for George because I want justice for him ," Washington said through tears. " He was a good man".

The mother of George Floyd 's six-year-old daughter has said she wants " justice " after he died in custody having being restrained by police officers. His daughter , Gianna, and her mother Roxie Washington then spoke at a news conference where Ms Washington said: "This is what those officers

However, mayor Bill de Blasio rejected calls from Donald Trump to bring in the National Guard after the president tweeted that "lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart".

There were also "hundreds" of arrests in Los Angeles overnight, said a police spokesperson, as protesters ignored the 6pm curfew.

Sky's reporter at one demonstration in Hollywood said it appeared that police wanted to avoid confrontation.

Other marches took place in Portland, Miami, Houston, Boston and Seattle - where people lay on the floor with their hands behind their back mimicking the position Mr Floyd was in when he died.

Demonstrations have also spread around the world, and in Paris riot officers fired tear gas at protesters who threw missiles and set fires during an unauthorised demonstration against police violence and racial injustice.

Several thousand people had previously rallied peacefully for two hours around the main Paris courthouse in homage to George Floyd and to Adama Traore, a French black man who died in police custody.

Police had banned the protest because of coronavirus restrictions that banned any gathering of more than 10 people.

Kanye West pays for education for Floyd daughter .
© Brent N. Clarke / Invision / AP / dpa US rapper Kanye West has announced a million dollar donation for black victims of violence following the violent death of African American George Floyd. Rapper Kanye West (42) has announced a million dollar donation for black victims of violence after the violent death of African American George Floyd.

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