Washington DC is bracing itself on Saturday for the largest protest seen in 12 days of unrest, as organisers hope for a million people to flock to the streets of the U.S. capital to demand justice for George Floyd.
The memorial, streamed on NBC News, included prayers from religious leaders, music from local singers and messages from neighborhood leaders including the President of North Central University who announced the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship.
The memorial services will be held at the Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters, an affiliate with The United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc., starting at 11 a.m. with a public viewing until 1 p.m. Floyd was 46 when he died.
The moment garnered a ton of backlash, some criticizing Tiffany for supposedly "centering" herself at a memorial service, especially considering the circumstances of the deceased's death.
The father is a native of North Carolina, originally from Fayetteville.
"I know why George was calling for momma", he said.
"The memorial is about the life that Mr. George Floyd lived, and this is a time to embrace the family with expressions of love and kindness", Peterkin said.
Floyd was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, when police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, rendering him unconscious after he repeatedly told the cops he was struggling to breathe.
A bystander recorded the incident with a cell phone camera and posted the footage online.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who delivered a fierce eulogy for Floyd, gave a shout out to some of the stars in the crowd.
It was time to stand up and say "get your knee off our necks", he said.