Watch the George Floyd Memorial Service, Live From North Carolina


The nation continues to mourn and remember George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody after a now-fired white police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes in Minneapolis, MN while he struggled to breathe.

A memorial will take place in his birthplace of Raeford, North Carolina on Saturday, June 6. It follows the 11th night of nationwide protests that ignited following his death on May 25.

The public viewing is taking place between 11AM and 1PM ET at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters prior to the public service. A private service will happen for just the family at 3:00PM ET.

George Floyd's sister, Bridgette Floyd, currently lives in North Carolina and will reportedly be in attendance.

The sheriff of Hoke County, Hubert A. Peterkin, added that no protesting would be allowed.

"The memorial is about the life that Mr. George Floyd lived, and this is a time to embrace the family with expressions of love and kindness," Peterkin said.

He posted more details to his official Facebook page earlier this week.

There are several memorial services planned honoring Floyd. The first took place in Minneapolis on Thursday, where he died.

On Monday, June 8, a public memorial is scheduled from 12:00PM. to 6:00PM at The Fountain of Praise Church in Floyd's former hometown of Houston, Texas. According to a statement, a private service will be held at an undisclosed location on Tuesday, June 9.

Derek Chauvin, the cop who pinned Floyd down with his knee, has been fired. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increased the charges against him from third to second-degree murder. Additionally, aiding and abetting murder charges were filed against former officers on the scene, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao.

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