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Entertainment Mother of George Floyd's 6-Year-Old Daughter Speaks Out: 'This Is What Those Officers Took'

04:35  03 june  2020
04:35  03 june  2020 Source:   etonline.com

George Floyd, the "gentle giant" dead at the hands of the American police

 George Floyd, the © kerem yucel In Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 He had left Texas to start a new life in Minneapolis, in the north of the United States. But George Floyd, the black American described as a generous man, who lost his job during the pandemic crisis, died face down, his neck under the knee of a white police officer. "Everyone loved my brother," said Philonese Floyd Tuesday, the day after the death that sparked protests in several cities and rekindled calls to end "systemic" racism in America.

George Floyd ’ s 6 - year - old daughter stood next to her weeping mom at a press conference Tuesday as the woman recalled how Floyd moved to Minnesota to help support “He was a good man — and this is the proof,” said Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd ’ s young daughter Gianna, standing

George Floyd ' s brother speaks at memorial site: Let's do this another way. In a raw, heartbroken appeal for peace following his brother's death, Terrence Floyd on Monday stood near the spot where George Floyd was held to the ground by police officers and urged people to turn away from violence.

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The mother of George Floyd's daughter spoke out on Tuesday for the first time since Floyd's death in an attempt to get "everybody to know that this is what those officers took." In a short, tearful statement alongside the daughter she had with Floyd, Roxie Washington mourned the loss of Floyd as a father to 6-year-old Gianna.

"I don't have a lot to say, because I can't get my words together right now," Washington said at Minneapolis City Hall. "But I wanted everybody to know that this is what those officers took. At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father."

Stephen Jackson pledges to support George Floyd's daughter: 'I'm gonna walk her down the aisle'

  Stephen Jackson pledges to support George Floyd's daughter: 'I'm gonna walk her down the aisle' Former NBA wing Stephen Jackson has been one of the most outspoken voices in sports on the death of George Floyd, citing his close friendship with the man whose death in Minneapolis police custody has sparked protests across the country. Now, with Floyd gone, Jackson pledged at Minneapolis City Hall that he would support Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna while appearing with her mother, Roxie Washington. "There's a lot of stuff you said that he's gonna miss — that I'm gonna be there for," he told Washington at the press conference. "I'm gonna walk her down the aisle. I'm gonna be there for her. I'm gonna be here to wipe your tears.

Outraged: The 40- year - old comedian suggested 'arresting the other officers that were involved in the death of George Floyd '. Speaking from his backyard, Kevin calmly yet sternly addressed reporters and journalists early Sunday morning. 'You guys control the narrative,' he said.

The mother of a 25- year - old black man who was shot dead while out jogging has spoken following the suspected murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. 'There' s a long history of shooting by police officers directly at citizens, particularly citizens of colour, that the president either seems to be

"He will never see her grow up, graduate, he will never walk her down the aisle," Washington added. "If there's a problem she's having and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore."

All four of the officers present during Floyd's arrest have been fired. But only the officer who kept his knee on Floyd's neck, Derek Chauvin, has been charged.

"I'm here for my baby, and I'm here for George because I want justice for him," Washington said. "I want justice for him because he was good."

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'Daddy changed the world': Video of George Floyd's daughter, 6, goes viral

  'Daddy changed the world': Video of George Floyd's daughter, 6, goes viral Gianna Floyd is seen in the clip along with former NBA player and her father's close friend Stephen Jackson.A video of Gianna, which shows her sitting on the shoulders of her father's close friend, Stephen Jackson, has now gone viral. In the short clip, which TODAY aired in a segment Wednesday, the little girl smiles and spreads her arms, announcing, "Daddy changed the world." A voice off camera responds, "He did what?" and Gianna says again, "Daddy changed the world.

The brother of George Floyd , the black man whose death in police custody last week has sparked several days of protests and riots across the country, is speaking out against the violence that All of this is not necessary because if his own family and blood is not doing it, then why are you?”

Unrest over George Floyd ' s death continued to spread, as protests exploded in cities from Chicago Former president Barack Obama spoke out about the unrest, urging those angered to focus their efforts Chauvin and three other officers involved in Floyd ’ s arrest were fired following the incident.

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George Floyd's Brother Calls for 'Positive Change' Amid Nationwide Protests

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson also decried Floyd's death.

"There's a lot of stuff you said that he's gonna miss — that I'm gonna be there for," he told Washington at the press conference. "I'm gonna walk her down the aisle. I'm gonna be there for her. I'm gonna be here to wipe your tears. I'm gonna be here for you and Gigi. Floyd might not be here, but I'm here for her, I'm here to get justice, and we're gonna get justice for my brother."

"We're not leaving, we're gonna keep fighting, we're gonna send [Floyd] home in beautiful ways this week," he added. "But I'm telling you: We are not leaving, we are gonna demand justice."

This article was originally published to CBS News on June 2, 2020, at 6:54 p.m. CT.

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