'I Can Breathe Now': After Days Of Nationwide Protests, George Floyd Is Eulogized
A memorial was held Thursday for George Floyd, who died last week after a police officer pressed a knee into his neck while detaining him in Minneapolis, triggering protests across the country.
He continued, "What happened to Floyd happens every day in this country, in education, in health services and in every area of American life.
Sharpton said he and the Floyd family are organizing a march in the nation's capital in August to call for equality in policing and criminal justice.
Floyd, 46, died May 25 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground.
Additional services are planned in the coming days in North Carolina, where Floyd was born, and Houston, where Floyd lived much of his life.