George Floyd: GoFundMe campaign raises over $10 million for family

George Floyd: GoFundMe campaign raises over $10 million for family

- As of Tuesday George Floyd's GoFundMe campaign has raised $10 113 200 from 390 100 donors

- The target was $1.5 million but it was surpassed by donations that kept coming in

- The money raised will be used to support the family of the 46-year-old man that was killed by a police officer

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A GoFundMe campaign that was opened to raise money for George Floyd's funeral and to support his family has made $10 113 200 in funds from 390 100 donors as of Tuesday afternoon.

According to Daily Mail, it is reportedly one of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns of all time in terms of money raised.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the target of the GoFundMe was $1.5 million but it was surpassed by donations that kept coming in.

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GoFundMe for George Floyd tops $10 MILLION

The money raised will be used to support the family of the 46-year-old man that was killed in broad daylight by a white police officer. Photo credit: Daily Mail
Source: UGC

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Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd said his life was shattered after learning of his brother's death.

He said he and the family watched in horror how the video of his brother's killing made the rounds on social media.

Philonise said: "What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother's neck, obstructing his ability to breathe."

Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin who was seen in a video kneeling on Floyd's neck has been charged with murder.

Chauvin has now been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said.

While protests continue, singer Madonna has paid tribute to the late Floyd with a dance video from her teenage son.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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