Transcript for Nation mourns, echoes for peace at George Floyd memorials
And of course, the other powerful memorial right here in Brooklyn today. Thousands kneeling in solidarity, right here in this park behind me, remembering George Floyd. We entered the park this morning with Floyd's brother Terence, telling us his message on the violence, on the peaceful protesting he's seen, and what the people who gathered here, the families, the parents who brought their children, what they told us about why they came. Today, George Floyd's family allowed us to go into Cadman plaza park in Brooklyn with them to document what they hope is an historic moment, a turning point. Terrence Floyd here to honor his brother and to denounce the violence. It was clear that Floyd is still in deep pain, but he knew thousands were waiting. I just want to wish you luck out there. In the crowd, the faces. Black, white, Latino, people from all backgrounds. Parents bringing their children. Young people marching for as one leader said here, praying with their feet. And on that stage, a broken brother, lifted by the sea of faces in that crowd. Holding signs, "George Floyd," "I can't breathe," "Justice now." The crowd waiting for him, kneeling, chanting his brother's name. Terence Floyd beginning to speak, acknowledging it has taken him days to get here, to be able to say this. Took me a few days to come to that realization, but I want to thank god, because at the end of the day, my brother's gone, but the Floyd name still lives on. Terence Floyd said this about the peaceful protests and about the violence at night. I'm proud of the protests, but I'm not proud of the destruction. My brother wasn't about that. The floyds are a god fearing family. That. He spoke of the power of I said power to the people. Not just my people. Not just your people. Not just the people they think is important or whatever. I'm talking about power to the people. All of us. And as the thousands began to March across the Brooklyn bridge on their way into Manhattan, Terence took a moment to tell us what that moment onstage was like before that crowd. When you looked out into that crowd and you saw that sea of places, black, white, asian-american, Latino, what did you make of it? I just know my brother was proud, because I know the whole Floyd family is proud of that, because we're all standing we're all standing together for justice and I just appreciate, we all appreciate. I know my brother be in heaven appreciating. Thank you. And to hear his name? That just -- it resonates with me, because that's my father's namesake, so, not only do I hear my brother's name, I hear my father, too, you know what I'm saying? My father's gone, my brother's gone, they up there together, so, when I heard that name, it just -- it made me feel good. Terence, thank you for what you're doing. Thank you. Thank you. Listening to Terence Floyd was a young man named Jordan hunt. Do you sense a turning point? Most definitely. If everybody stay in contact, you know what I'm saying, everybody on the same page. Mickia Williams and Gabriel blaya. When you looked out into that crowd and you saw all different backgrounds? You know, when I see stuff like this, I cry because it just shows me. And it should who everyone we're all one, dude. We've all love. And the little girl named Eloise who was brought here by her mother, Marissa Kaiser. How old are you Eloise? I'm 3. 3. I'm 3, almost 4. All right, we'll be sure to report that. Eloise showing me the sign she made, eager to tell me what it says. Black lives matter. That's your sign? Did you hold that sign today? Show us. That's how you held it? Show it to him. Did you help make that sign? I bet you drew those faces, too. She did it all herself. All by yourself? And mom, why did you come today? Because it's just so important. Her mother says for Eloise, her probest friends are black boys, that her daughter is color blind and she is determined to keep it that way. She loves everyone so much that it's hard for me to really be, like -- Well, children do. Yeah, so, I, like, I just feel like if you lead with love, then those conversations happen later. It was an extraordinary scene that played out here in this Brooklyn park today and when Terence Floyd finished his speech not long after, the thousands who were gathered here, the vast majority of them wearing their masks to protect each other, then began that March right across the Brooklyn
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