Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish & others attend George Floyd memorial

Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish & others attend George Floyd memorial

- US celebrities have attended the memorial service of George Floyd

- Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Ludacris and T.I are just some of the entertainers who were at the service held at the North Central University in Minneapolis

- Floyd died after a white former police office knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes

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Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Ludacris, T.I and other US celebrities attended the memorial service of George Floyd at the North Central University in Minneapolis on Thursday.

Floyd, 46, died on Memorial Day after former police officer, Derek Chauvin suffocated him when he was being arrested for suspicion of using forged currency.

His death sparked nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. The country's citizens have been demanding justice for Floyd and have been demonstrating against police brutality and systemic racism.

According to etonline, Chauvin has since been charged with second-degree murder. In addition, the three other Minneapolis police officers - Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, who were also fired for their involvement in Floyd's death - have been charged with aiding and abetting murder.

Among other celebrities in attendance at the service were Tyrese Gibson, Master P and film producer Will Packer. Reverend Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King III and Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar were also in attendance, reports etonline.

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Reverend Al Sharpton gave the eulogy at the memorial. Sharpton also called on Haddish to come up onstage while everyone stood for eight minutes and 46 seconds - the amount of time Floyd was on the ground before his death - to honour his memory. Haddish broke down in tears onstage, the publication said.

Briefly.co.za has reported that Kanye West, Drake and other celebs have donated huge amounts of money towards George Floyd causes.

George Clooney also penned an emotional essay following Floyd's death.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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