… as $1m bail is set for ex-officers charged for his death
George Floyd’s brother joyfully shared memories of their childhood together in Houston — from eating banana and mayonnaise sandwiches to playing football together — during the first of several memorials planned in Floyd’s honour.
But Philonise Floyd also said it was painful to be so close to his brother for the first time since his death.
“(The casket) wasn’t open, but we knew he was there. And just knowing he was there, it hurt,” Philonise Floyd told
The emotional tribute to Floyd’s life came as protesters took to the street for a tenth day and bail was set at $1 million for three of the ex-officers charged for his death.
Protests that were chaotic and confrontational last week were largely peaceful on Thursday.
Demonstrators continue to call for justice for Floyd, who died after three officers kneeled on him — one with a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes — while he was in police custody.
All four officers on the scene are now facing charges.