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Watch live: Memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis

Mourners and local dignitaries are paying their respects to the 46-year-old.

Family and friends of George Floyd are gathering in Minneapolis for the first of three memorial services for the late 46-year-old.

Dignitaries including Gov. Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey are at the service as well. It will be followed in the coming days by other services in North Carolina and his hometown of Houston.

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