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Thousands of people gather on June 4, 2020, in New York, the United States, for a memorial service to honor the life of George Floyd, whose death last week has sparked protests across the United States and beyond over police brutality and racism.

A day after George Floyd’s fatal encounter with Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, the four officers involved were fired. Days later, one of the officers was arrested and charged with Floyd’s murder. A week later, the other three officers were in custody.

Rights leader says Floyd 'changed the world' as protests march on: Hundreds of mourners joined an emotional memorial service in Minneapolis Thursday for George Floyd, the black man killed by police last week, as civil rights leader Al Sharpton vowed mass…

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The debate occurred as a memorial service was taking place for George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died while in police custody last week:

On Memorial Day, a white police officer knelt on the neck of #GeorgeFloyd  , a black man, who died less than an hour later. Protesters took to the streets by the thousands. Businesses burned. A community grieved. One week in Minneapolis.

As a memorial starts in memory of George Floyd, who was killed after a police officer pressed a knee into his neck while detaining him last week, his family remembers him as a good man and father. Watch the ceremony live.

GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL: Mourners are gathering in Minneapolis to remember George Floyd, who died last week in police custody. His death has sparked worldwide protests against police brutality. WATCH LIVE:

WATCH LIVE: After more than a week of protests over the death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the city serves as the backdrop for a memorial service to mourn his passing.

After more than a week of protests over the death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the city will serve as the backdrop for a memorial service Thursday to mourn his passing.

There have been emotional scenes in Minneapolis as hundreds gathered at a memorial for George Floyd, a week after his death at the hands of police. @TimArvier9  #9News 

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THANK YOU: Police in Fort Myers showed their gratitude to #healthcare  workers at Lee Memorial Hospital last week during the #coronavirus  pandemic. 🚓💙

Terrence Floyd pleaded with the crowd to "keep my brother's name ringing" while visiting the Minneapolis memorial created at the site where George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer one week earlier.

Just one week after Plymouth Rock was vandalized with red graffiti, another beloved memorial in Plymouth, Massachusetts, was found damaged. This time it was the town's 9/11 tribute. A statue of a police officer was knocked over and damaged on Sunday.

Police are investigating after a 9/11 memorial dedicated to first responders was found vandalized early this week in Geneva, New York.

Tonight, the @EmpireStateBldg  lights up the New York City skyline blue & purple in honor of Police Memorial Week. Thank you for helping us honor the fallen and continue our vow to #NeverForget .

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WATCH: Thousands of officers from around the country gathered at a memorial service Friday for slain Davis, California police officer Natalie Corona; the 22-year-old rookie officer was shot and killed two weeks into the job last week

"He gave his life for strangers." President Macron leads national memorial service in Paris for French police officer killed in Islamist attack last week #HommageNational 

Last week marked the 1st Annual#Police  #K-9  Memorial Service at . Pictured are Montgomery County Police Sgt. & dog Sonic, & Prince George's County Police Sgt. as they honor the fallen canines #PoliceWeek20188 '>Week20 #PoliceWeek20188 

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