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George Floyd’s brother calls for calm during visit to spot where Floyd died

Terrence Floyd appeared at the intersection in south Minneapolis where his brother died at the hands of a white police officer who used his knee to hold down his neck for more than eight minutes, last week.

The city has woken to a relatively calm morning after six days of mass demonstrations, many of which have turned violent.

Terrence Floyd is comforted as he touches the spot at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, where his brother George Floyd, died. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

‘Let’s do this another way’

Wearing a face mask with the image of his brother’s face on it, Terrence Floyd spent several minutes of silence at the flowers and other memorials in tribute to the 46-year-old before addressing the crowds.

“I understand you’re upset,” Mr Floyd said.

Terrence Floyd leads a show of fist and a call for justice at the spot where his brother, George Floyd, died a week ago at the hands of police. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

But, he said, civil unrest and destruction is “not going to bring my brother back at all. It may feel good for the moment, like when you drink, but when you are done, you’re going to wonder what did you do”.

He said his family is “a peaceful family. My family is God-fearing”.

“In every case of police brutality the same thing has been happening. You have protests, you destroy stuff… so they want us to destroy ourselves. Let’s do this another way.

Terrence Floyd visits the memorial built on the spot where his brother, George Floyd, died. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

“Let’s stop thinking that voice don’t matter and vote, not just vote for the president, but for the preliminary, both for everybody.

“Educate yourself and know who you’re voting for. And that’s how we go and hit them.

“Let’s switch it up. Do this peacefully please.”

– reported with AP

Source: 9News

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