U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden will be making a trip to Texas today as he joins the family of George Floyd to pay his last respects to the slain black American.
The former Vice-President will meet with the Floyd family on Wednesday, June 8, 2020, to honor him as he is laid to rest later in the day.
77-year-old Biden just secured the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election and will be recording a message that will be played during the funeral.
According to reports, Biden will not be attending the funeral as his Security Service agents do not want to cause any disruptions at the event.
George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, revealed that he spoke with the former Vice-President recently, saying:
I never had to beg a man before but I asked [Biden] could he please, please get justice for my brother, please. Because I need it, I just don’t want to see him on a shirt like those other guys. Nobody deserves that.”
Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020, by Officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis when the latter kept his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck, ignoring his pleas about not being able to breathe.
Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder as protests continue to erupt in various parts of the country (and the globe) in protest of racial injustice that is often meted out to blacks.
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