FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The City of Fort Smith hosts a candlelight memorial for George Floyd tonight, May 28.
The 46-year-old died while in police custody in Minneapolis and his death has sparked national outrage after a video surfaced, showing an officer holding Floyd to the ground while he kneels on his neck.
Floyd can be heard saying that he can’t breathe in the video.
Tonight’s memorial at Riverfront Park was put together by Isaac Haynes as a peaceful protest and ceremony.
I’m hoping it brings the world together and say look not all cops are bad, not all black people are bad, not all, don’t stereotype everyone into groups. And as well as that, love can conquer everything that’s going on in the world today. I don’t mean I love you, but unconditional love like it’s not based off your skin color, not based on your job, not based off anything but love itself. As a human being I love you and as a human being you should love me as well.Isaac Haynes
The White House confirms that President Trump is being briefed by the US Attorney General and Deputy Director of the FBI regarding the investigation into the death of Floyd.