NC memorial service planned for man killed by Minneapolis police officer
A silent march is planned for Monday in Fayetteville in reaction to George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis. A memorial service also is set for Hoke County, where Floyd's sister lives.Posted — Updated
Investigators say Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned his neck to the ground with his knee.
His sister says she can't watch the video, but is glad the officer has been charged.
The family is planning a memorial service in Hoke County and a burial in Texas, she said. His body will be transported to both locations.
While protests rage on in Minnesota, a silent protest march is being planned in Fayetteville on Monday.
George Floyd's stepmother lives in Fayetteville and works at Fayetteville State University.
WRAL News has been told that organizers plan to silently march from the university to the Fayetteville Market House.
"I think it's a good idea, but we want it to be peaceful," Bridgette Floyd said of the plan. "We want it to be a peaceful walk. I will attend. I have no problem with that."
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