David from south Minneapolis–and hundreds of others–stood outside the chapel during Thursday’s memorial service for George Floyd. At the end of the service, there was an observance of silence for eight-minutes and forty-six-seconds–the amount of time George Floyd was on the ground with Officer Chauvin’s knee on his neck. David says it seemed like forever…
“So you look at your watch and it’s three minutes, I’ve been standing for a long time, and then go back and you glance again and it’s 7:16 and you’re like someone had to go through real pain.”
David says he’s hopeful change will come and he’s glad to see people of different backgrounds coming together.
“Just standing there, I felt uncomfortable and I was just standing there, and he going through real pain, so, yeah, that took a toll on me.”