'Get your knee off our necks,' activist Sharpton tells George Floyd memorial
Friday, 5 June 2020 Prominent civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton told mourners on Thursday that George Floyd's fatal encounter with police and the nationwide protests his death ignited marked a reckoning for America over race and justice, demanding, "Get your knee off our necks."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has more.
Former President Barack Obama has brought "solace" to George Floyd's family. Obama and Floyd's family had an emotional 25-minute phone call recently, reports Business Insider. Al Sharpton spoke with the New York Times, revealing some of the finer details. "I want you to have hope. I want you to know that Michelle and I will do anything you want me to do." Obama The call shows how powerful Obama's role remains in American public life.
A harrowing new video shows George Floyd's final moments from a different, and chilling, perspective.
According to Newser, it's that of onlookers urging police to let Floyd breathe as Officer Tou Thao..
The Surgeon General of the United States says that George Floyd could easily have been him.
Jerome Adams, who is black, made the remark in an interview on Politico's podcast, 'Pulse Check.'