George Floyd's daughter, 6, says she misses him

Ruben Hill
June 3, 2020

Little does the 6-year-old realise that her dad is gone forever but she's happy to find citizens talking about him.

Now, with Floyd gone, Jackson pledged at Minneapolis City Hall that he would support Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna while appearing with her mother, Roxie Washington.

"She said, 'I hear them".

Former NBA wing Stephen Jackson has been one of the most outspoken voices in sports on the death of George Floyd, citing his close friendship with the man whose death in Minneapolis police custody has sparked protests across the country.

"At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families", she said. Beaming at the unity she is seeing among people of varied races, demanding justice for her father, GiGi couldn't help but feel proud. "I loved him so much I wanted to help him or I wish I could've been there to help him. I want justice for him because he was good no matter what anyone thinks".

It goes without saying Gianna would better have her dad, George Floyd, by her side but for her to acknowledge the change it brought in the world is pretty impressive.

George Floyed Protests
A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest in Chicago

A drawing of George Floyd plastered to a light pole during a demonstration in Minneapolis, 02-06-2020.

Floyd died last month after Derek Chauvin, a 19-year police veteran, pressed a knee into his neck as he pleaded for air, but eventually stopped moving.

"We're not leaving, we're gonna keep fighting, we're gonna send [Floyd] home in lovely ways this week", he added. "Gianna doesn't have a father".

The emotional lady said she wanted everyone to know that Gianna was denied the chance of ever seeing her father again and the late would never see her grow up and graduate school. He will never see her walk down the aisle.

Crowds gathered outside Lafayette Park in Washington DC where 24 hours earlier police used tear gas to clear protesters away for a photo opportunity for US President Donald Trump.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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