Uncle Of George Floyd Decries Violent Protests, Will Take Part In RC Protest

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The uncle of George Floyd, the black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis this week, says he will attend a peaceful demonstration Saturday at 1:00 in Rapid City’s Memorial Park.

54-year old Selwyn Jones of Gettysburg, SD, tells the Rapid City Journal he doesn’t approve of the violent protests taking place in response to the killing, not just in Minneapolis but in other cities as well. Jones says the rioters are “taking advantage of a bad situation to express anger.”

George Floyd died Monday after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost 10 minutes despite his pleas that he was choking. The officer was fired and charged with murder in Floyd’s death while 3 other officers who were on the scene and did nothing have also been fired.

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