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

04:50  30 may  2020
04:50  30 may  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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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.

"He's a sweet giant," he told CNN. "He never hurts anyone."

The deceased, who was 46 years old, had first found work as a truck driver in Minnesota, then as a security guard in a restaurant, the Conga Latin Bistro, before the confinement hit business.

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"It made us feel safe," testified Luz Maria Gonzalez, a regular customer of the establishment, with the public radio NPR. "At the end of the evening he said + Hey Luz, I will wait with you until you get in the taxi."

Others spoke of the steps that George Floyd was taking to improve his life.

"I remember he said he wanted to touch the world. He wanted to make an impact on the world," said Jonathan Veal, a childhood friend, to KPRC in Houston, where they went to Jack High School together. Yates.

From a height of two meters, George Floyd had shone in basketball and American football, and had also tried hip-hop.

But he ended up leaving Houston because he couldn't find a job there.

Mr. Veal said that he last communicated with his friend in January by text.

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There are "little things that I have to deal with for my little ones," wrote George Floyd. "My faith is coming back to where it needs to be."

But on May 25, as shown in a video of several minutes gone viral, George Floyd died after a policeman pressed his knee on his neck while he was on the ground in the street, unarmed and handcuffed.

"Please, please, I can't breathe," we hear him say.

Police suspected he used a fake 20 dollar bill to buy cigarettes after a grocery store worker called the 911 emergency number.

- "Change his life" -

For Bridgett Floyd , the death of his brother thus, at the hands of the police, "is to break the heart".

"That's exactly what they did. They killed my brother. He was crying for help," she told NBC News.

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George Floyd "was nothing less than an angel sent to earth," his girlfriend Courtney Ross reacted to CBS News.

"And we demonized him, and we killed him," she said.

George Floyd had, according to American media, two children. Roxie Washington, the mother of her six-year-old daughter in Houston, described him as a devoted father.

"Because he was so tall, people thought he was looking for a fight," she said, quoted by the Houston Chronicle.

"But he was a loving person, and he loved his daughter."

One of George Floyd's longtime friends, Stephen Jackson, has become an NBA star. What has not changed their friendship, assures the sportsman.

"We were called Twin", said Mr. Jackson, visibly moved, in a video on Instagram.

"He was changing his life," moving to Minnesota for work to support his children, he said.

"My guy did everything he needed, and they killed him for me."

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