George Floyd's brother urges peaceful protests as the jury begins deliberations on Derek Chauvin's trial

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A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd in Brooklyn, New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
  • George Floyd's brother said he wants peaceful protests even if Derek Chauvin is not found guilty.

  • Terrence Floyd said: "Show the people out there that think we're animals, we're not."

  • The jury started deliberating in Chauvin's trial on Monday.

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George Floyd's brother has told people to protest peacefully even if Derek Chauvin is not found guilty in Floyd's death.

Terrence Floyd told the Independent that a guilty verdict for the former Minneapolis police officer would be "a big spark of hope."

But he told people not to react violently if that doesn't happen.

"You have a right to be angry. You have a right to protest and let your voice be heard. And to express that anger. But don't express it in a violent way; express it in a peaceful way."

"Show the people out there that think we're animals, we're not," he added. "We're just angry, and we want to be heard. We have a right to be heard. This is my message - keep it peaceful."

Chauvin has been charged in the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man. On May 25, 2020, Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for several minutes as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.

The killing sparked months of racial-justice protests in the US and around the world.

Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for several minutes as Floyd said he could not breathe. The death sparked months of protests.

The jury started deliberating on Monday after weeks of testimony. Some protests are already underway.

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