Things You Need To Know About George Floyd
George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was an African American man who was killed on 25 May 2020 when a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck during an arrest for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill. His death led to multiplebprotests in major US cities and other countries.
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Born George Perry Floyd Jr.
October 14, 1973
Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Died May 25, 2020 (aged 46)
Minneapolis, Minnesota , U.S.
Occupation: Rapper, Football Player, Basketball Player, Security Guard, Truck Driver
Parent(s): George Perry Floyd Sr. (father)
Larcenia Jones Floyd (mother).
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the street.
His death sparked the recent Black lives matters protests after a video went viral on May 25, 2020, showing police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck and back as he pleaded for his life.
In countless tributes, much has been said of him being regarded as a "gentle giant" - in reference to his towering stature of 6ft 6in and easygoing nature. A natural athlete, he had been a star basketball and football player at school.