Photos from the funeral of George Floyd, the now viral black man who was murdered by US police officer, Derek Chauvin who knelt on his knee as he pleaded on his life, eventually passing out. The video showing this brutal and unfortunate moment by an officer of the law, created widespread criticism and outcry with most people blaming racism as the primary factor for the unwarranted act by the police officer.
George Floyd’s death was the determinant spark of anger, leading to widespread riots and looting in US cities and in some major cities around the world majorly in London United Kingdom. George Floyd however, is seen by some far-right groups as a villain rather than as a hero with many citing his controversial past. Candace Owens, popular right winged public speaker and activist recently published a video which instantly went viral on social media, detailing the controversial past life of George Floyd which also include him pointing a gun at the belly of a pregnant woman while robbing her house.
That aside, the #blacklivesmatter movement has gained momentum all over the world with many demanding justice for the sad way George Floyd died. Popular celebrities and politicians have all come together to support George’s family at this trying times.
George Floyd’s funeral held in Houston Texas and was well attended. Reverend Al Sharpton delivered a “powerful” sermon where he called for equality and equal rights for all, he also lambasted the US president Donald J Trump for allegedly being indifferent about the whole situation. However, Donald Trump’s main rival for the November 2020 presidential election Joe Biden created a live video where he poured out his condolences and eulogies.
Below are some photos of the burial/funeral of George Floyd below,
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