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Brother of George Floyd admonishes rioters, says voting is road to change

It was Terrance Floyd's first time visiting the site where his brother was arrested.
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Terrance Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, on Monday visited the intersection at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue where Floyd died while in police custody on Memorial Day evening. 

His older brother died while in police custody after officers arrested him on a report of a forgery in progress. Once in handcuffs, former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin and two others held Floyd down, with Chauvin holding his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, even while Floyd repeatedly said "I can't breathe." 

"In every case of police brutality, the same thing has been happening," Terrance Floyd said Monday. "Y'all protest, y'all destroy stuff and they [law enforcement] don't move. You know why they don't move? Because it's not their stuff, it's our stuff. They want us to destroy stuff. 

"They not gonna move. So let's do this another way," he continued. "Let's stop thinking that our votes don't matter and vote. Not just vote for the president but for the preliminaries, vote for everybody. Educate yourself. Don't wait for somebody else to tell you who's who. Educate yourself and know who you are voting for. And that's how we're going to hit them, because there's a lot of us." 

Dozens of buildings have been damaged or destroyed by fires set to rioting in the Twin Cities over the past week, with hundreds of other buildings damaged by looters and vandals. 

Multiple peaceful protests are scheduled to take place Monday, including one beginning at Target Field at 3 p.m. and another at the State Capitol in St. Paul at 4 p.m. 

Minneapolis and St. Paul are under curfew against Monday and Tuesday nights, beginning at 10 p.m. until 4 am. 

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