George Floyd death: Family demand justice as protesters across the US defy city curfews

The mother of George Floyd’s daughter has demanded justice for him insisting he was a good man.

The 46-year-old died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on his neck for at least eight minutes while arresting him for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 note in a shop.

With her six-year-old daughter Gianna clinging to her, Roxie Washington said she wanted all four officers involved in Mr Floyd’s death to pay for the killing, which has sparked protests across the US and the world.

“At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna doesn’t have a father.

“He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle.”

As Ms Washington made her remarks during a brief news conference inside Minneapolis City Hall, Gianna clung to her mother, at times with a frown on her face.

“He loved her, he loved her so much,” she added.

“I’m here for my baby. I’m here for George because I want justice for him, and I want justice for him because he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good.”

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