George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, offered his condolences and vowed to stand with the family of Daunte Wright.
“We will stand in support with you…the world is traumatized, watching another African-American man being slayed,” he said at a news conference today.
Philonise Floyd said he woke up Tuesday morning with the shooting on his mind, adding, “I don’t want to see another victim.”
He said Wright’s killing reminded him of Oscar Grant, who was killed on New Year’s Day in 2009 by a police officer in Oakland, California. The officer killed Grant said he “accidentally” shot grant when reaching for the taser, CNN has reported.
“It’s a time for change, and that time is now,” said Philonise Floyd. “Minneapolis, you can’t sweep this under the rug anymore.”
“We’re here and we will fight for justice for his family, just like we’re fighting for our brother,” he said.
Philonise Floyd called for protesters across the nation to stand up “because times like this, people need hugs, people need to be given love, this mom is grieving.”