New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and state attorney General Letitia James expressed their condolences to the family of African-American George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis.
The rally, which takes place in the Cadman Plaza area in Brooklyn, is broadcast by NY1. According to the channel, more than a thousand people came to pay tribute to Floyd. After the rally, participants will go to Foley Square to continue their protests.
“Thank you to Floyd’s family and God bless you,” de Blasio said.the mayor said.
“We are here to support Terrence (George Floyd’s brother, who is attending the event) and his entire family. It’s all about family support. If you’re here for something else, please leave because we are here to support the family. We will hold the March peacefully, and we will live in peace”
The mayor’s wife also expressed her condolences to Floyd’s family.
In turn, New York State Attorney General Letitia James said that a whole generation and the entire country are grieving with the Floyd family.
“Terrence, know that while we are now fighting for justice, you and your family are not alone,” she said.
Since the end of May, protests and riots have been taking place in many major us cities in connection with the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, in police custody. One of the police officers who put his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes is charged with murder, while the other three are charged with accessory to murder.