Memorial for George Floyd to take place Thursday in Minneapolis

The funeral will also take place in Floyd's hometown of Houston.
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Members of George Floyd’s family will hold a memorial service in south Minneapolis on Thursday.

Rev. Al Sharpton and the family’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, will also speak. The service will take place at North Central University from 1-3 p.m. in partnership with civil right group National Action Network. Sharpton had previously spoken at a prayer vigil for Floyd last week.

Floyd died last week after a Minneapolis Police Department officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Two autopsies have found conflicting causes of death for Floyd, but both agreed his death was the result of homicide.

The event triggered outcry in Minneapolis and across the country. A GoFundMe for the Floyd family has raised more than $8 million.

The memorial in Minneapolis will be held on the same day as his funeral, which is being held in his hometown of Texas.

It was reported by ESPN on Monday that legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather has volunteered to pay for his family's funeral expenses.

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