George Floyd's brother: "Today, we can breathe again"

Updated: April 20, 2021 10:44 PM
Created: April 20, 2021 08:25 PM

Philonise Floyd said he was relieved. Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder for his brother's death. 

"A lot of days that I prayed and I hoped, and I was speaking everything into existence. I said, I have faith that he will be convicted," Philonise Floyd said. 

But he said the process was painful. 

"You have the cameras all around the world to see and show what happened to my brother. It was emotion-pitching, the world seeing his life being extinguished," he said. "And I could do nothing but watch, especially in that courtroom over and over and over again, as my brother was murdered."

But despite his relief, Floyd pointed to Brooklyn Center, where Daunte Wright died after being shot by a police officer. He said that's why he'll continue to fight. 

"I get calls, I get DMs, people from Brazil, from Ghana, from Germany, everybody," Floyd said, "London, Italy, they're all saying the same thing: We won't be able to breathe until you're able to breathe. Today, we are able to breathe again." 

He thanked the protestors, attorneys and activists who have stepped up over the past year. 

"Justice for George means freedom for all."

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