700-pound statue of George Floyd unveiled in N.J.
New Jersey city unveils 700-pound statue of George Floyd. A 700-pound bronze statue of George Floyd was unveiled this week outside of Newark's city hall. George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed in May 2020 when former Minneapolis police officer Dereck Chauvin kneeled on his neck for several minutes. His death ignited worldwide protests and a racial reckoning in the United States. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in April. He is scheduled for sentencing in late June. Check out the link to read more about this.