- US celebrities have attended the memorial service of George Floyd
- Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Ludacris and T.I are just some of the entertainers who were at the service held at the North Central University in Minneapolis
- Floyd died after a white former police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes
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Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Ludacris, T.I and other US celebrities attended the memorial service of George Floyd at the North Central University in Minneapolis on Thursday.
Floyd, 46, died on Memorial Day after a former police officer, Derek Chauvin suffocated him when he was being arrested for suspicion of using a forged currency.
His death sparked nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. The country's citizens have been demanding justice for Floyd and have been demonstrating against police brutality and systemic racism.
Chauvin has since been charged with second-degree murder. In addition, the three other Minneapolis police officers - Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, who were also fired for their involvement in Floyd's death - have been charged with aiding and abetting murder.
Among other celebrities in attendance at the service were Tyrese Gibson, Master P and film producer Will Packer. Reverend Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King III and Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar were also in attendance, reports etonline.
Reverend Al Sharpton gave the eulogy at the memorial. Sharpton also called on Haddish to come up on stage while everyone stood for eight minutes and 46 seconds - the amount of time Floyd was on the ground before his death - to honour his memory. Haddish broke down in tears onstage, the publication said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that US celebs, Madonna, Colin Kaepernick and Cardi B condemned George Floyd's killing as racist and discriminatory.
Colin said: “When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction. The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back!”
Many believe the killing was racially motivated as George was black and the officers involved were white.
Cardi B advised US citizens to use their vote wisely, so as to ensure they put people in power who will act decisively against such injustices.
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