George Floyd family members launch ‘Thank You’ tour at Liamert Park – CBS Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Spacela) The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked mass protests against police brutality locally and around the world.
On Friday, Floyd’s uncle and other family members were in Los Angeles to begin their “Thank You Tour” national tour in Leimert Park.
The family said they wanted to thank the millions of supporters who demanded justice for Floyd.
They also announced a new nonprofit group, “A Soulful Heart Memorialing George Floyd, Inc.” , which will focus on passing the George Floyd Police Act.
“Killing my nephew was a sacrifice needed to awaken America. His loving spirit changed my life and I now intend to pass it on to change the lives of others. Selwyn Jones, Floyd’s uncle, said, “The spirit of George Floyd will continue to provide us with energy and determination.
The nonprofit also plans to raise awareness about allegations of police brutality, and hopes to reduce police killings and hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct.
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