The death of George Floyd has been a pain to the world after he was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street.
Due to his death, the blacks in the USA went out to protest against racism as the world joined in to fight for the lives of every black.
In Ghana, his funeral ceremony was held in his honour today.
George Floyd was a 46-year-old African-American man who was born in North Carolina and raised in Houston, Texas. In 2014, Floyd moved to Minnesota.
He lived in St. Louis Park and worked in nearby Minneapolis as a restaurant security guard for five years.
At the time of his death, Floyd had recently lost his job due to Minnesota’s stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Floyd was the father of two daughters, aged 6 and 22, who remained in Houston.