Jun 6, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: George Floyd's North Carolina memorial service

The remains of George Floyd are brought into Cape Fear Conference B Church in a gold casket
The remains of George Floyd are brought into Cape Fear Conference B Church. Photo: Ed Clemente/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds gathered in Raeford, North Carolina to honor George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis nearly two weeks ago has sparked nationwide protests against police brutality.

The state of play: This is the second memorial for Floyd. A number of his family members remain in Raeford, including his sister. He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, The News and Observer reports.

Traffic lines up outside of a public viewing for George Floyd
Traffic outside of a public viewing for George Floyd in North Carolina on June 6. Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images
Two men riding horses wear shirt with George Floyd's face printed on them outside a church
Members of a local Black Cowboys club take their horses through the parking lot outside a memorial for George Floyd. Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images
A boy raises a fist as a group of bikers arrive to pay their respects to George Floyd
A boy raises a fist as a group of bikers arrive to pay their respects to George Floyd. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images
A motorcycle group arrives to pay its respects to George Floyd
A motorcycle group arrives to pay its respects to George Floyd in Raeford, N.C. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images
People demonstrate outside George Floyd's viewing and memorial service with a sign that says Black Lives Matter
People demonstrate outside George Floyd's viewing and memorial service. Photo: Ryan M. Kelly/AFP/Getty Images
Two women hold each other in front of a church as a sign says "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Floyd family."
Mourners gather at a makeshift memorial for George Floyd in front of the Cape Fear Conference B Church. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images
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