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'We got to act': Minnesota ex-felon finds purpose at George Floyd memorial

Reuters India Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Alfonzo Williams waved his massive forearms and urged onlookers to clear the way for the procession of clergy members marching toward the site in his Minneapolis neighborhood where a white police officer knelt on George Floyd's neck until he died.
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The memorial service for George Floyd was held at the North Central University's sanctuary Thursday afternoon. In this segment, prayer and bible readings are heard, a scholarship is announced, as well as a musical performance. (14:18) WCCO 4 News - June 4, 2020

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