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Here’s what George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter said for his father amid protest across US

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 June 2020, 18:20 IST

Amid protest in the United States against the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, a video of Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna has surfaced the Internet.

The video was shared by George’s close friend and former NBA player Stephen Jackson on social media. In the clip, Gianna can be seen sitting on the shoulder of Jackson and was heard saying that “Daddy changed the world”.

Stephen Jackson shared the video with a caption that reads, “That’s right GiGi “Daddy changed the world” 😢😢😢😢😢 George Floyd the name of change. #justiceforgeorgefloyd #ivehadenough Love to all who have a love for all”

Jackson and Gianna were seen standing in the middle of a street in Minneapolis.

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The above video has been viewed over 600,000 times on Instagram. The video was recorded just after a press conference held on Tuesday in which Floyd’s family called for justice over his death.

Gianna's mother Roxie Washington told reporters, “I want justice for him because he was good, no matter what anybody thinks.”

Meanwhile, a violent protest erupted in the cities across the US after a video of George Floyd’s death surfaced the Internet, in which Minneapolis policeman pinned down him to the ground under his knee till he died.

Since the protest erupted, the policeman, David Chauvin, has been fired, arrested, and charged with murder, including three policemen who were with him.

After protests escalated into riots and looting, National Guards soldiers were deployed across the cities in the US, and curfew has also been imposed in various parts of US.

Even US President Donald Trump spent nearly an hour in an underground bunker at the White House after protestors gathered outside the mansion, AP reported.

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First published: 5 June 2020, 18:18 IST