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George Floyd: 'Pandemic of racism' led to his death, memorial told

BBC News Thursday, 4 June 2020
A memorial service in Minneapolis also saw Rev Al Sharpton vow to "change the whole system of justice".
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George Floyd's family talks about his death as a memorial service will take place Thursday in Minneapolis.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Al Sharpton Shares That Obama Has Called George Floyd's Family [Video]

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Former President Barack Obama has brought "solace" to George Floyd's family. Obama and Floyd's family had an emotional 25-minute phone call recently, reports Business Insider. Al Sharpton spoke with the New York Times, revealing some of the finer details. "I want you to have hope. I want you to know that Michelle and I will do anything you want me to do." Obama The call shows how powerful Obama's role remains in American public life.

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