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George Floyd’s Brother Calls for the End of Violent Protests: “My Brother Was About Peace”



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Terrence Floyd, the younger brother of George Floyd, is calling for the end of violent protests and riots. Fox News reported that Terrence Floyd told ABC News that he wants justice handed to the officers who caused his brother’s death, but he feels that violent demonstrations are not what George would have wanted.

“[S]ometimes I get angry, I want to bust some heads, too,” Terrence Floyd said. “I wanna … just go crazy. But I’m here. My brother wasn’t about that. My brother was about peace. You’ll hear a lot of people say he was a gentle giant.”

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George Floyd died after a police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck. Derek Chauvin, the officer responsible for George Floyd’s death, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

According to Fox News, the incident originally sparked peaceful protests. However, “many have turned violent amid clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement,” said the report.

“Don’t tear up your town, all of this is not necessary because if his own family and blood is not doing it, then why are you?” Terrence Floyd told ABC News. “If his own family and blood are trying to deal with it and be positive about it, and go another route to seek justice, then why are you out here tearing up your community? Because when you’re finished and turn around and want to go buy something, you done tore it up. So now you messed up your own living arrangements. So just relax. Justice will be served.”

He also said that George was known for his positivity and he wants him to be remembered that way – not for the violence caused by his tragic death.

“It's OK to be angry, but channel your anger to do something positive or make a change another way because we've been down this road already,” he said. “The anger, damaging your hometown is not the way he'd want.”

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