He paid tribute to Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others who were killed.
George Floyd’s brothers Philonise Floyd and Rodney Floyd made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Monday (August 17) and lead a very powerful virtual moment of silence in memory of George, whose death sparked nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality.
“My brother George was selfless,” Philonise Floyd said. “He always made sacrifices for his family, friends and even complete strangers. George had a giving spirit. A spirit that has shown up on streets around our nation and around the world. People of all races, all ages, all genders, all backgrounds, peacefully protesting in the name of love and unity.”
He continued: “It’s a fitting legacy for our brother, for George should be alive today. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. Ahmaud Arbery should be alive today. Eric Garner should be alive today. Stephon Clark or Atatiana Jefferson, Sandra Bland, they should all be alive today. So it’s up to us to carry on the fight for justice. Our actions will be their legacies.”