In less than 48 hours, a whopping $1.9 million was raised by GoFundMe campaign to assist the family of murdered George Floyd in his obsequies.
The African American died agonizingly after a White Minneapolis police officer forcefully knelt on his neck during his arrest on Monday.
The campaign created by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, has received more than 72,000 donations totaling to $1.9 million as of Friday afternoon (May 29). The goal was to raise $1.5 million.
“This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George,” Philonise states on the donation page.
Minneapolis police officers, Derek Chauvin, who was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck, alongside Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng, have all been fired in connection with his death. But no arrests have been made so far.
Meanwhile, the accused police officer has been arrested and charged with murder.
As protesters have set ablaze The Third Precinct Police station in Minneapolis, Donald Trump vowed to go against those he described as “deviants.”