Floyd’s memorial drew the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and members of Congress, including Reps. Ilhan Omar, Sheila Jackson-Lee and Ayana Pressley.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey took a knee in front Floyd’s casket and sobbed before the service got underway.
Among the celebrities in attendance were T.I., Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Marsai Martin.
George Floyd’s family members surround his golden casket at the Lindquist Sanctuary at the North Central University on Thursday during the first of three memorial services in the next six days in his honor.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who fired all four police officers now charged in Floyd’s killing, took a knee nearby as his body arrived ahead of the service
We will not let you use George as a prop’: Rev. Al Sharpton lays into Trump’s bible photo-op ‘agenda’ at memorial for George Floyd.
‘I’ve never seen anyone hold a bible like that (and) I’ve been preaching since I was a little boy.
If he’s watching us today, I’d like him to open that Bible and reach Ecclesiastes 3: ‘To every season, there is a time.’ I’d like him to understand what time it is,’ Sharpton said. ‘We cannot use Bibles as a prop.
For those that have agendas that are not about justice, this family will not let you use George as a prop. Let us stand for what is right.’
Actor Kevin Hart and musician Ludacris are seen during a memorial service for George Floyd on Thursday. Tiffany Haddish pulls down her mask to smile after being called out by Rev.
Al Sharpton at Thursday’s service. Actor Tyrese Gibson attends the service.
Gianna Floyd, George’s six-year-old daughter was three rows back during the service.
She was seen putting her hand on the back of a relative to comfort them as they cried during the service.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey kneels in front of George Floyd’s gold casket and sobs.
George’s adult son Quincy Mason Floyd attends the service in Minneapolis wearing a mask with a picture of his father on it.
George Floyd’s son, Quincy Mason Floyd, bows his head while his father’s cousin wipes tears at the memorial service on Thursday.
Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson and his son Jonathan Jackson pray in front of Floyd’s coffin ahead of his service.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. Former NBA player Stephen Jackson is pictured at the memorial service for George Floyd on Thursday.
Crowds of people surrounded the North Central University to pay their respects without being able to go inside.
Floyd’s casket is moved ahead of the service.
Floyd’s casket is wiped down in the sanctuary hours before the service.
Martin Luther King III, right, arrives with his family.
Mourners spend a moment at Floyd’s casket ahead of the service.
George Floyd’s casket leaves the sanctuary at North Central University in Minneapolis on Thursday after the memorial service.
The hearse carrying Floyd’s casket departs after the memorial service in Minneapolis.
Next, a public viewing and private service will be held on Saturday in North Carolina.