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Floyd’s memorial rally from Brooklyn to Manhattan Foley Square

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A memorial rally in protest has been reported by late afternoon, again in New York City. George Floyd’s  brother Terrance Floyd marching with more than 5,000 protesters over Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan Foley Square. Peace full marchers chanting slogan “George Floyd,” “No Justice, No Peace” and “Black Lives Matter” and ask justice from the US. Government and Authorities.

NYC Comptroller, NYC Public Advocate, NY State Attorney General, Congressman Hakim Afferies, Congresswoman Clark, Congresswoman Nyldia Vazquez And many council members are also present on memorial protest with Terrance Floyd.

Demonstrators calling for an end police brutality and racial justice. “George Floyd,” “No Justice, No Peace” and “Black Lives Matter” campaigners joined Floyd’s younger brother Terrence Thursday at Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn, the borough Terrence Floyd calls home. As they awaited his remarks, they voiced the names of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, whose deaths have contributed to the national unrest.

Later, for nearly two full minutes demonstrators becomes silent. Then Terrence Floyd stood at the podium He wore a stamped mask his brother’s photo and Floyd’s last words, “We can’t breathe,” and established racism that has suffocated the black community for decades.

Terrence said, “I thank God for you all showing love to my brother,” Terrence Floyd said. “I’m proud of the protests, but I’m not proud of the destruction.”

He repeated that phrase for emphasis, adding, “My brother wasn’t about that. Brooklyn, trouble don’t last always. Power to the people. Not just my people. Not just your people. I’m talking about power to the people, all of us.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray were expected to join the march across the span. The mayor was met with audible boos and chants of “de Blasio go home” when he arrived at Cadman Plaza with the first lady.

A Floyd family spokesman welcomed the couple to the podium, urging the crowd to replace their boos with chants of “respect.” Many seemed to briefly oblige.

Mayor de Blasio said, “George Floyd cannot have been allowed to die in vain”. “For all of us who know white privilege, we have to do more because we don’t even fully recognize the daily pain that racism in this society causes. We will make peaceful change. To the Floyd family, we stand with you. Black Lives Matter in this city. Black Lives Matter in America.”

At the same time, mourners in Minnesota were remembering George Floyd with a memorial service and funeral. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a statewide moment of silence at 2 p.m. in New York to coincide with the beginning of mindset change.

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