Watch: Emotional moment of silence as George Floyd's brother prays over his Minneapolis memorial
A memorial and prayer vigil for George Floyd was held in Minneapolis on Monday, with members of Floyd’s family holding a moment of silence for him exactly a week after his death. The prayer vigil was led by Floyd’s brother, Terrence Floyd.
Following the moment of silence, Minneapolis residents in attendance broke out into chants in remembrance of him. Attendees were repeatedly asked, in a call and response, “What’s his name ”— to which they passionately responded, “George Floyd!”
CNN’s Sara Sidner, reporting on the memorial, tweeted, “#GeorgeFloyd’s brother just arrived and broke down in front of the Mural for George Floyd near where he died. When he kneeled everyone else kneeled to pray. My God.”
#GeorgeFloyd’s brother just arrived and broke down in front of the Mural for George Floyd near where he died. When… https://t.co/lFl5gJxwr1— Sara Sidner (@Sara Sidner)1591034296.0
George Floyd’s brother Terrence has arrived at 38th and Chicago. Takes a knee at the memorial. @kare11 https://t.co/n5UBQA02CZ— Alex Hagan (@Alex Hagan)1591033817.0
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