Terrence Floyd called for an end to violence as he visited a memorial set up where his brother, George Floyd, died at the hands of police officers last week.
According to Good Morning America, Terrence's knees buckles as he saw a massive painting of his brother at the site in Minneapolis. The area was covered in flowers and signs in memory of George Floyd, as well the outline of a body on the spot his brother was killed.
After sitting where his brother had been killed, Terrance Floyd called for three other police officers involved in the incident to be arrested. Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on his brother's neck, has already been arrested and charged with murder. Three other officers have been fired.
"One down," Chauvin said, the crowd responded, "three to go!"
“First of all, first of all,” Terrence Floyd later told the crowd. "If I’m not over here wilin’ out, if I’m not over here blowing up stuff, if I’m not over here messing up my community — then what are y’all doing? Nothing, because that’s not going to bring my brother back at all."
"So let’s do this another way," he said. "Let’s stop thinking that our voice don’t matter and vote…because it’s a lot of us and we still going to do this peacefully.”
In an interview with ABC on Sunday, Terrance asked people not to destroy their cities. Saying that he knows why they are angry, he said that the destruction could overshadow his brother's memory.
"[S]ometimes I get angry, I want to bust some heads, too," Terrence Floyd said. "I wanna ... just go crazy. But I’m here. My brother wasn’t about that. My brother was about peace. You’ll hear a lot of people say he was a gentle giant."
"Don’t tear up your town, all of this is not necessary because if his own family and blood is not doing it, then why are you? If his own family and blood are trying to deal with it and be positive about it, and go another route to seek justice, then why are you out here tearing up your community? Because when you’re finished and turn around and want to go buy something, you done tore it up. So now you messed up your own living arrangements. So just relax. Justice will be served."
Terrance said that his brother was known for his "positivity" and "motivation," which "is how he should be remembered."
"Do something positive. Stop making excuses," he said. "And that’s what I feel is going on: They’re using this as an excuse to be stupid."
And speaking to Good Morning America on Monday, Terrance added:
"It's OK to be angry, but channel your anger to do something positive or make a change another way because we've been down this road already," he said. "The anger, damaging your hometown is not the way he'd want."
"I want to see all of them get punished to the full extent for what they did to my brother," Terrance added. "Because when I saw the videos, not only was the dude on his neck ... not only that, you got the other three officers behind the camera, behind the car on him. So he can’t move."