Cleveland church holds memorial for George Floyd

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CLEVELAND (WJW)– Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Cleveland held a memorial service and candlelight vigil for George Floyd Monday evening.

Floyd, 46 died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. An officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after Floyd, who was handcuffed, pleaded for air and stopped moving. The incident was caught on video. His death sparked protests against police brutality and racism around the globe.

The event was sponsored by Mt. Pleasant Ministers, and Faith and Acton Cleveland. It included prayer, song and a call to action.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder in Floyd’s death, while three other officers are charged with aiding and abetting. 

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