The first in a series of planned memorial services for George Floyd, who was murdered by police, will be held today (Thursday, June 4) in Minneapolis, MN. As CNN reports, it happens at North Central University, and Reverend Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy. You can stream it starting at 2 PM ET below, via The Telegraph.
A second memorial service is happening as we speak at Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn (it started at 1 PM ET). ABC 7 reports that George's brother Terrance Floyd, NY Attorney General Leticia James, NY Public Advocate Juamnee Williams, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, President of 100 Suits For Men Kevin Livingston, and Community Advocate Chris Banks will give speeches, and a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Foley Square will follow, where civil rights leader Reverend Kevin McCal will speak.
"We must turn this moment into a movement," Sharpton said to reporters on Wednesday.
In addition to Derek Chauvin, the three other police officers responsible for Floyd's death have now been formally charged as well, with "aiding and abetting murder." Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, has had his charge upgraded from third to second degree murder.