PHOTOS: George Floyd’s family speaks at Richmond demonstration

Attorney Ben Crump speaks to the crowd with members of George Floyd's family during a demonstration on Tuesday night. Photo by Jon Mirador

CT Staff Report

Relatives of George Floyd spoke at a demonstration in Marcus-David Peters Circle on Tuesday to an audience of at least 200 people.

Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody with an officer’s knee on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. In a video of the incident, Floyd can be heard saying “I can’t breathe.”

It has been 61 days since protests sparked by Floyd’s death began in Richmond.

Philonise Floyd speaks into a microphone at the base of the Robert E. Lee statue next to members of George Floyd’s family. Photo by Jon Mirador
Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing George Floyd’s family, introduces Floyd’s sister-in-law to a crowd of at least 200 people. Photo by Jon Mirador
George Floyd’s brothers, Rodney and Philonise, address the crowd at Marcus-David Peters Circle. Photo by Jon Mirador
Attorney Ben Crump and George Floyd’s brother, Rodney, speak to hundreds from the base of the Robert E. Lee statue. Photo by Jon Mirador
George Floyd’s family members and attorney Ben Crump overlook the crowd at Marcus-David Peters Circle. Photo by Jon Mirador
A hologram of George Floyd designed by Kaleida Hologram Co. debuted in Richmond on Tuesday night at Marcus-David Peters Circle. The instillation will travel to five other states, including North Carolina and Georgia. Photo by Jon Mirador

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