George Floyd's Brother on the Riots: "Channel Your Anger Elsewhere, Don't Tear up Your Town"

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Demonstrators start a fire as they protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

As the riots resulting from George Floyd’s death continue to escalate, more and more voices are speaking out against them. This now includes George Floyd’s family. Specifically, his brother.

Floyd’s younger brother, Terrance Floyd, is feeling the sting of his brother’s death harder than almost anyone, yet he wants to make it clear that he and his family aren’t out in the streets destroying businesses and looting stores.

“I’m outraged too,” he said. “Sometimes I get angry. I want to go crazy. My brother wasn’t about that. You’ll hear a lot of people saying, ‘He was a gentle giant.'”

Floyd made it clear that his brother was all about positivity and that despite his intimidating size, he was not a violent man.

“Channel your anger elsewhere,” said Floyd. “Don’t tear up your town. All of this is not necessary because if his own family and blood is not doing, then why are you?”


Floyd said if his family is trying to find a different route to justice then there isn’t a need for other people to tear up their own communities, noting that when the dust settles and you need goods and services, you won’t have them now.



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