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George Floyd's brothers observe one-minute silence during a tribute to the late sibling at Democratic National Convention.

George Floyd's brothers observe one-minute silence during a tribute to the late sibling at Democratic National Convention.

George Floyd's brothers Philonise and Rodney Floyd were called at Democratic National Convention where they delivered a tribute to him.

1. Late George Floyd's two brothers were called at Democratic National Convention where they observed one-minute of silence in honor of their brother

Philonise Floyd and his brother Rodney were called at Democratic National Convention where they paid an emotional tribute to their late brother. The moment of silence was observed for all the people that became victims of police brutality. 

 

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2. George Floyd was killed brutally by police officers over alleged theft of $20 bill

The brothers told it was up to them to carry on the fight for justice. 

"My brother, George, was selfless. He always made sacrifices for his family, friends, and even complete strangers."
"George had a giving spirit - a spirit that has shown up on streets around our nation and around the world.

 

 



 

 

"People of all races, all ages, all genders, all backgrounds, peacefully protesting in the name of love and unity is a fitting legacy for our brother."

3. The brothers emotionally said that George should have been alive today

"George should be alive today. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. Ahmaud Arbery should be alive today. Eric Garner should be alive today. Stephon Clark, Atatiana Jefferson, Sandra Bland - they should all be alive today. So it's up to us to carry on the fight."
"Let's make sure we never stop saying their names."

Philonise then further said how wants to honor those lives lost to "hate and injustice."

George was the oldest sibling who left behind his two brothers and two sisters, he was only 46 when he was killed.

 

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4. Philonise testified in front of Congress on June 10, and asked lawmakers:

"I am asking you, is that what a black man's life is worth? Twenty dollars?

"This is 2020. Enough is enough. The people marching in the streets are telling you, enough is enough."

 

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George's death sparked protests around the world demanding justice for the lives of black people. These protests are still going on where the end of racism is being demanded by the angry protestors.

Also Read: George Floyd's former teacher kept one of his essays and described him as 'Shy'.

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