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Activists and the family of George Floyd plan to honor him with marches and celebrations of his life on Tuesday, a year after the unarmed Black man died after being forcibly restrained by Minneapolis police officers, one of whom has been convicted of murder. Floyd’s sister Bridgett Floyd, his daughter Gianna Floyd, and Gianna’s mother, Roxie Washington, will fly to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Biden at the White House. Biden “has a genuine relationship with them,” and “he’s eager to listen to their perspectives and hear what they have to say,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. Events are planned in Dallas, Washington, Minneapolis, and other cities in memory of Floyd, who became a symbol in the fight for racial equality and police reform after his death sparked protests. [CNN]


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