Joe Biden, a US Democratic presidential candidate, said the death of George Floyd, a black American who died in police custody, will change the world.
After a private meeting with Mr. Floyd’s family in Houston, Texas to express his sympathy, the presidential candidate claimed that death was one of the great turning points in American history.
The murder of Floyd led to protests not only in Minneapolis or in the United States, but worldwide, as thousands were reportedly gathered to protest in front of various U.S. embassies around the world. The murder officers were arrested and charged accordingly.
A funeral service for the late George Floyd was held in Houston, Texas on Tuesday.
Mr. Biden has criticized the US President, Mr. Donald Trump, who is also aiming to be re-elected for a Republican ticket on November 3rd.
The US President has been accused of making a despicable speculative remark about Mr. Floyd’s death.
However, Biden himself has been criticized for taking black American votes for granted after saying that African Americans will still be black even if they consider voting for Mr. Trump.
Mr. Biden also commented on Floyd’s family. He said that they are an incredible family and his little daughter who was there said his father would change the world and Biden was so far to the same point that it will actually change the world.
The presidential candidate considered what happened to be a major turning point in American history in terms of civil liberties, civil rights, and the fair treatment of people.
Benjamin Crump, Floyd’s family spokesman, tweeted a photo of the meeting and said Mr. Floyd’s relatives agreed with Mr. Biden’s comments. He added that the compassion of this grieving family meant a lot to the world.
In Houston, Texas, where George Floyd lived before moving to Minneapolis, the mourners formed a long line to see his body and pay the final tribute, which was publicly displayed at the fountain of praise for six hours.
Such a memorial service has already been held in Minneapolis and North Carolina, where Mr. Floyd was born.
Derek Chauvin, the white police officer accused of Floyd’s murder, first appeared in court on Monday and his bail was set. He is expected to appear in court again on June 29.
The ex-cop is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter after kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, causing the death, which was also confirmed by autopsy.
Protests against racism began in the United States after the incident occurred and now it is in its third week after large rallies in several cities including Washington DC, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have been witnessed.
These demonstrators are said to be some of the largest in US history since the 1960s, and they are sure to bring some changes with the notorious chants and leaflets saying black live matters.
It has already influenced some members of the US Congress to propose a law that will reform the police if it is passed.
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