The funeral of Andrew Brown, an African-American man shot dead by U.S. police, was held in Elizabeth, North Carolina, on Wednesday. At the funeral, Andrew Brown’s family, lawyers and civil rights leaders renewed their call for police to release full law enforcement video and transparency and justice throughout the incident. The family of George Floyd, who was crushed to death by police last year, also attended Brown’s funeral. In his statement, relatives of George Floyd said it was a disgrace that African-Americans had been killed by white police officers in the United States.
George Floyd‘s brother, Terence Freud: It’s a disgrace to America, and we, as African-Americans, have to be careful to avoid death.
Representatives of George Floyd’s relatives said they came to Brown’s funeral in solidarity with Brown’s family and that African-Americans would not always be victims of police violence.
Representative of George Floyd relatives Brigitte Freud: “I said I would never attend my brother’s funeral again, and I can feel the pain of this family, no matter how Brown’s death happened, it’s not right, the psychological and physical pain of sleepless nights, long days, but I’m still here, and I just want you to know that today’s troubles won’t last forever.”