After the death of George Floyd many took to street to protest the cruel way he died. People gathered to ask for justice. However, they started claiming rights with vandalic acts, riots and many other aggressive ways of protests.
When seeing this violent attitude from people, George Floyd’s younger brother Terrence pronounced urging protesters in Minneapolis to channel their anger over the killing of his brother.
He also emphasized that for the time he knew his brother, he was sure that George would not like people to be acting in such a violent way to defend a cause:“I know he would not want y’all to be doing this,” Floyd said.
Trying to calm people down, he expressed that although he knew they were angry, his pain was greater because Floyd was his brother and despite he and his family were in pain for George’s death, that fact did not make them to react aggressively because fear God.
“My family is a peaceful family. My family is God-fearing,” he says.
“I Understand y’all upset, but I doubt y’all half as upset as I am. So if I’m not over here wilding out, if I’m not over here blowing up stuff, if I’m not over here messing up my community, then what are y’all doing? What are y’all doing? Y’all doing nothing! Because that’s not going to bring my brother back, at all. It may feel good for the moment, just like when you drink. But when it comes down, you’re going to wonder what you did.”
“We’re upset, but we’re not going to take it. … In every case of police brutality, the same thing has been happening: y‘all protest, y’all destroy stuff. And if they don’t move, you know why they don’t move? Because it’s not their stuff, it’s our stuff. So they want us to destroy our stuff. We’re not going to move! So let’s do this another way,” he added.
“… Let’s stop thinking that our place doesn’t matter, and vote. Not just vote for the president … vote for everybody. Educate yourself. Don’t wait for somebody else to tell you who’s who. Educate yourself and who you’re voting for. And that’s how we’re going to hit them. … And we’re still going to do this peacefully,” he continued.
Floyd’s words touched the hearts of the people who then decided to raise their voices with him as he led them in chanting for peace and justice.
— Morgan Chesky (@BreakingChesky) June 1, 2020
Source: The Christian Post