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‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,’ Sharpton Says

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,’ Sharpton Says – The New York Times

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‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,’ Sharpton Says

Hundreds of people in Minneapolis attended the first of several memorials for George Floyd, who was killed in police custody, spurring global outrage. The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy.

Singing: “Praise God. Ohhh praise God. Praise God. Praise God. Praise God because he’ll praise you.” “I love my brother, man, we had so many memories, you know, together. He was powerful, man, he had a way with words. He could always make you ready to jump and go, all the time. Everybody loved George.” “For those that have agendas that are not about justice, this family will not let you use George as a prop. What happened to Floyd happens every day in this country, in education, in health services and in every area of American life. It’s time for us to stand up in George’s name and say, ‘Get your knee off our necks.’”

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