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Alabama man to finish 1,000-mile walk at Floyd memorial

Updated: July 12, 2020 11:26 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An Alabama man plans to complete a 1,000-mile protest walk at the site where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis.

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Terry Willis, who is from Huntsville, Alabama, started walking towards Minneapolis on June 2 after seeing a video of Floyd’s death.

Floyd died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against the handcuffed Black man’s neck for nearly eight minutes.

Four since-fired officers have been charged in the case.

Willis said he is completing the walk to honor Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, whose names have become rallying cries against police violence and racial injustice.

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