The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Thursday he is organizing a march in Washington, D.C., to take place on August 28th, the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington to “restore and recommit that dream.”
“We’re going back to Washington,” Sharpton declared when giving his eulogy at the funeral of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who suffocated last week after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground with his knee.
Sharpton said the march will be led by the Floyd family and the family of Eric Garner, who died in police custody in New York City in 2014, along with those families who “have suffered this” and know the pain and what it’s like to be neglected.
George Floyd’s death caught the world’s attention when a bystander video showed him pleading for help, repeating the words “I can’t breathe,” until he went limp. Prosecutors later said former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee was on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. (Wthr)