A heartbreaking new video has appeared online in which George Floyd encouraged the younger generation to end gun violence.
The undated video was circulated on Twitter on Wednesday as protesters descended the streets of Minneapolis for the second night, calling for the arrest of the police involved in his death.
Floyd, 46, addresses the camera directly as he speaks out about the need to end gun violence.
“It is clearly the generation after us that is so lost, man,” he says before telling them to “come home.”
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George Floyd’s undated video was widely shared on social media on Wednesday, hearing the younger generation tell them to stop gun violence
“Our youngsters are clearly lost, man, clearly lost, man,” Floyd begins.
“I don’t even know what to say anymore. You young people who just walk around with weapons in the crowd, children are killed. ‘
He added to his shame that he had heard another adult approve of the use of weapons.
“Man, I knew it was crazy when n **** my age said it and approved this shit, bro,” Floyd continued.
“You know what I’m saying, and half of those young n **** s guns go home and their knees tremble at night, but they don’t show it to anyone because they aren’t hard.
“Come on, come home, man,” he added.
“It will be you and God. You go up or you go down. ‘
Floyd’s death sparked outrage after a video appeared on Tuesday in which white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck just before black man Floyd died in custody.
The video of his death on Monday revealed that Chauvin knelt on him for eight minutes during the arrest for forgery.
George Floyd was filmed Monday begging the Minneapolis cop to stop kneeling and tell him he couldn’t breathe before he passed out and died later
Throughout the video, Floyd can be heard pleading for release before eventually losing consciousness and dying later.
Four Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd’s arrest were fired Tuesday after initially being placed on paid administrative leave.
They were mentioned as Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng.
But Floyd’s family broke their silence about his death and publicly demanded that the police be charged with murder.
His sister Bridgett Floyd said the “termination” of the police simply isn’t enough.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey also called on prosecutors on Wednesday to arrest Chauvin and charge him for his role in the incident.
“If most people, especially people of color, had done what a policeman did late Monday, they would be behind bars,” Frey said in a tweet on Wednesday.
George Floyd’s (photo) heartbroken family has called for the police to be charged with murder. White cop Derek Chauvin knelt for eight minutes during the arrest for falsifying Floyd’s neck. Officers alleged that Floyd had opposed police arrest, but CCTV footage of the scene has cast doubt on their version of events
“That’s why I call on Hennepin’s attorney Mike Freeman today to sue the arresting officer in this case.”
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said he felt “physically ill” about Floyd’s death and insisted that “justice” be made.
Thousands of mostly peaceful protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis on Wednesday for the second night, demanding justice for the 46-year-old, leading to clashes with police officers firing rubber bullets.
Demonstrators looted a Target store, and police officers sprayed pepper spray into the crowd as the furious Minnesota fans threw metal railings at the police station windows.
Minnesota Governor Walz had earlier on Wednesday pleaded for people to distance themselves and protest peacefully, while police were called upon to hold back at the meeting.
It came when a new incident report revealed that doctors arrived at the Floyd arrest site to find the black man already ‘unresponsive’ and ‘wristless’.
A woman was seen blasting pepper spray to her face as she held up a banner saying ‘Charge killer cops’ on Wednesday the second night of protests after Floyd’s death
Authorities claimed on Tuesday that Floyd had opposed police arrest, but footage of the scene has cast doubt on the version of events as it appears to have the 46-year-old father of two teaming up with officers while getting out of his vehicle handled.
Police allegedly found Floyd, who was suspected of counterfeiting, in his car at around 8pm on Monday before ordering him to leave the vehicle, a police statement said.
A police spokesman claimed that Floyd got out of the car before “physically resisting officers.”
New video images, however, obtained by VOC 9 on Wednesday, shed light on the moments prior to Floyd’s arrest, which features two officers maneuvering him and forcibly removing him from his car while being handcuffed outside the Cup Foods supermarket on 38th and Chicago Ave. in the south of Minneapolis.
Floyd appears to comply with the officers and does not oppose arrest before an altercation ensues.
The publication of a Minneapolis Fire Department report also sheds more light on Monday’s shocking events, and notes that the fire crew was called to assist physicians with a man – referred to as ‘pt’ in the report – with trauma to his mouth .
It says that Minneapolis Fire Station 17 arrived on the spot outside the Cup Foods store to find “ multiple squads on site and a small crowd of civilians. ”
The report points to confusion on the scene because neither the police nor bystanders provided information to physicians about Floyd or its location.
It says that while the crew was trying to find Floyd to provide medical support, they heard this and were told by “several people” that the police had “murdered the man.”
The report adds that bystanders were “upset but not unmanageable.”
Crew members were finally able to find an agent in the store who told them that doctors had put Floyd in an ambulance and left the scene.
CCTV footage from a nearby restaurant shows part of the feud between Floyd and the officers. A handcuffed Floyd sits on the floor while a police officer, not seen in the original viral video, talks to him before picking him up and holding him to the wall
Crew members were also told by an off-duty firefighter who saw the end of the battle that they had seen Floyd react to the ground while they were handcuffed and restrained by the police.
Medics then called for help, and the crew responded to the ambulance that had moved to 36th and Park Avenue.
Two crew members got into the ambulance where they found “an unresponsive, wristless man,” the report said.
According to the report, doctors never managed to restore a wrist on the way to the hospital and Floyd’s “condition did not change.”
An autopsy has not yet been completed, and officials at a news conference Wednesday would not confirm whether the footage from the police’s bodycam would be released to the public.