Members of George Floyd’s family delivered an unexpected address during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in an effort to both bring attention to the police violence that claimed their loved one as well as makes sure their names are remembered.

Floyd’s brother Philonise said George “should be alive today” before running down a list of the names of other victims of senseless police violence, including Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark, Sandra Bland and too many others.

Citing John Lewis‘ mantra of making “good trouble,” Floyd’s brothers asked for “a moment of silence to honor George and the many others we lost to hate and injustice.

“And when this moment ends,” they continued, “let’s make sure we never stop saying their names.”

Floyd’s brothers were among the people who were not listed on the DNCs’ official schedule.

Floyd was killed by a police officer applying deadly pressure to the neck with his knee despite a gaggle f onlookers warning the cop he was killing the suspect being arrested over the nonviolent allegation of using a counterfeit $20 bill. The Memorial Day killing in Minneapolis was recorded on a horrific viral video for the world to see, seemingly prompting a racial reckoning in the U.S.

This is a developing try that will be updated as additional information becomes available.


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