On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed at the hands of a white police officer on suspicion of possessing a counterfeit $20 bill. Video rolled as Floyd lay handcuffed with his hands behind his back and face down on a Minneapolis street, repeatedly gasping “I can’t breathe” and calling out to his mom and children. Those would be his last words.
The nearly 9-minute-long video of Floyd's last moments went viral reignited the Black Lives Matter movement. But Floyd was much more than a martyr for the cause. Floyd was a father, Floyd was a Christian and Floyd was a caretaker to his mother before her death.
A part of Inside Edition Digital's The Issue, the following photographs is a series of moments captured at his memorial on Chicago Ave and 38th Street in Minneapolis, where locals continue to gather in his loving memory.