Rev. Al Sharpton: ‘It’s time to stand up in George’s name and say ‘get your knee off our necks”


George Floyd was remembered by family and friends at a memorial service on Thursday that mixed poignant memories and humorous moments of his life with calls for genuine social justice.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, speaking to a crowd of family members, friends and political leaders, told mourners that “for those who agendas that are not about justice, this family will not let you use George as a prop.”

Speaking of props, “I’ve never seen anyone hold a bible like that [and] I’ve been preaching since I was a little boy,” said Sharpton in a veiled reference to President Donald Trump, who earlier this week had his photo taken in front of DC’s St John’s Episcopal church, which had been damaged.