Bikers Join Hundreds Outside Raeford Church For George Floyd Memorial

Bikers Join Hundreds Outside Raeford Church For George Floyd Memorial

Christopher Simmons was one of many at the memorial service who called for change, saying that what was happening in the country was "an allergic reaction to an ongoing issue" and that police brutality, like the coronavirus, had "yet to find a cure".

Military officials and vehicles in fatigues shut off a lot of downtown Washington, DC into visitors.

President Donald Trump had no public events on his daily schedule.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she's lifting what was a projected 8 pm curfew on Saturday following no arrests were reported Friday in Georgia's biggest city.

Saturday's 3 p.m. funeral for George Floyd will be a private, friends and family service at a North Carolina conference center - but mourners numbering in the thousands have been gathering outside for hours beforehand. Personal service has been scheduled for later in the afternoon.

The line of people waiting to view the coffin included families with young children and teenagers.

Heavy traffic was reported along US 401 for George Floyd public viewing in Raeford N.C
Heavy traffic was reported along US 401 for George Floyd public viewing in Raeford N.C

One young woman wore a graduation cap and gown as she walked beside her parents outside the church.

Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after a white police officer kneeled on the back of his neck for several minutes, even after he complained he could not breathe and appeared to lose consciousness. Many people wore surgical masks or fabric face coverings.

Chauvin has been charged with murder while the other officers involved have been charged with aiding and abetting in connection with Floyd's death. His death has resulted in protests around the world against police brutality and racism.

Meanwhile in NY, two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault Saturday after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester, who fell backwards onto the pavement and was hospitalized.

Both pleaded not guilty to a second-degree attack on Saturday.

"Everyone wants to come see the services for George Floyd", she said. Two officers shove Gugino backward, and he strikes his head on the sidewalk. In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's police training program to stop teaching officers how to use a neck hold that blocks the flow of blood to the brain.

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