George Floyd

Originally aired June 10, 2020 - Steve Harrison with WFAE Public Radio, an NPR affiliate in Charlotte, NC, was guest of this segment of 'More To The Story.' Harrison recapped how some of the protests in downtown Charlotte, related to the death of George Floyd, had brought forth both peaceful and chaotic moments involving police.  The second part of the conversation centered on Charlotte losing out on hosting this year's Republican National Convention due to COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions in North Carolina. 

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Joining WNCW on this edition of 'More to the Story' from June 3, 2020 was Greenville News Reporter Zoe Nicholson.  She talked about the paper's on-going coverage of protests and related events in Greenville, SC in rememberance of George Floyd. The conversation with Nicholson concluded with information on the Libertarian candidate for President of the United States, Greenville resident and Clemson University lecturer, Jo Jergensen.

Updated 7:28 p.m. ET

George Floyd, whose killing by police inspired worldwide protests calling for an end to systemic racism and police brutality, was taken to a cemetery for burial Tuesday in his hometown of Houston.

The black man died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes. A video captured by a bystander showed Floyd pleading for air and calling out for his mother.

Floyd, 46, was to be buried next to his mother.

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Updated 10:50 p.m. ET

Mourners gathered for a final public memorial to George Floyd on Monday in his hometown of Houston.

Floyd, who was killed by police on May 25, was honored Monday afternoon at The Fountain of Praise church during a viewing that drew a stream of visitors through the day.