GoFundMe created for the memorial fund of George Floyd has now raised over $4.6 million in just three days

GoFundMe created for the memorial fund of George Floyd has now raised over $4.6 million in just three days

A GoFundMe campaign to help the family of George Floyd, the black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer forcefully kneeled on his neck during his arrest, has now raised over $4.6 million in just three days. 

The campaign created by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, has received more than 180,000 donations totaling to $4,652,670,  as of Sunday morning (May 31). The initial goal was to raise $1.5 million.

GoFundMe created for the memorial fund of George Floyd has now raised over $4.6 million in just three days

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck, has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death, which has prompted nationwide protests that have turned violent in several cites.

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Three other officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng, have all been fired in connection with Floyd’s death, but none have been arrested.

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