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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey sobs in front of George Floyd’s casket at somber service

The mayor of Minneapolis sobbed as he knelt beside George Floyd’s casket forward of a somber memorial in the town on Thursday.

Mayor Jacob Frey was seen breaking down in tears, his physique heaving, as he knelt with one hand on the casket of Floyd, 46, whose dying at the palms of a white Minneapolis police officer final week has sparked widespread protests.

The emotional second happened in the minutes main as much as the service at North Central College, the place Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a fiery eulogy, calling on black individuals to demand: “Get your knees off our necks.”

“It’s time for us to step up in George’s title and say, ‘get your knees of our necks,’” Sharpton stated.

Different politicians in attendance at the service — the primary in a collection of memorials set for 3 cities over six days — included Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith of Minnesota, members of Congress, together with Reps. Ilhan Omar, Sheila Jackson-Lee and Ayanna Pressley, Gov. Tim Walz and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.

Floyd was murdered 10 days in the past on Memorial Day by police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for almost 9 minutes as Floyd begged for assist and stated he couldn’t breathe.

His dying has precipitated widespread outrage and set off riots, looting and big peaceable protests in all 50 states and overseas the place demonstrators demanded police reforms.

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey kneeling in front of George Floyd's coffin at his memorial service today.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey kneels in front of George Floyd’s coffin at his memorial service right now.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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