'Daddy changed the world', George Floyd's six-year-old daughter
Gianna Floyd sitting aloft the shoulders of former NBA player Stephen Jackson stated: “Daddy changed the world”.
46-year-old George Floyd died after a white policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25, reigniting the explosive issue of police brutality against African Americans five months before the November presidential election.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of cities coast to coast for an eighth night in protest over the death of Floyd and brutality against other black Americans.
Protests erupt at the killing of George Floyd
The brutal treatment of George Floyd at the hands of the police was captured by passers-by and spread rapidly around the internet, leading to shock, outrage and anger around the globe, and in particular among Americans as another example of the latent racism in the country and the likelihood of black people suffering at the hands of the police. The widespread feeling: the chances of a white person dying at the hands of the police for being suspected of passing a counterfeit bill are as close to negligible as makes no difference.
“My daddy changed the world”
Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna, who now lives in Houston Texas send a simple but powerful message with the video of the child's message being shared around the world.
Gianna is sitting on the shoulders of former NBA star Stephen Jackson during a peaceful protest in the Texan city and the girl observes: "My daddy changed the world", Jackson reiterates her statement and replies: "It's true, daddy has changed the world"
George Floyd protests: live coverage
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