George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna has been told her ‘daddy changed the world’ but still does not know he was killed by cops.
The six-year-old and her mother Roxie Washington appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning where Gianna, bright-eyed and smiling, said she misses playing with her father.
She said she wants to grow up to become a doctor and wants to ‘take care of people.’
‘I miss him… he played with me,’ Gianna said.
Roxie, who took part in a press conference with her daughter on Tuesday night, said George ‘loved’ his daughter, one of his two children.
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She also said she has only seen some parts of the infamous video of Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, and that she wishes she’d been there to help him.
‘I couldn’t believe somebody was doing him like that I wish somebody would have been there to help him,’ she said.
Roxie also revealed Gianna does not know the full story behind her father’s death.
‘I told her her dad died because he couldn’t breathe,’ she said.
In another video which emerged on social media on Tuesday, Gianna is seen on her uncle’s shoulders watching peaceful protests in Minneapolis and saying: ‘Daddy changed the world!’
The family turned out to join peaceful protests in Minneapolis on Tuesday as others took place around the country in Floyd’s name.
They urged people to protest peacefully against police brutality and rebuked violent looters and rioters giving the cause a bad name.
Unrest has unfolded across America since Floyd’s death last Monday.
There are mounting calls for the three other officers who witnessed his death but did nothing to prevent it to face murder charges.
Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter.
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Source: Daily Mail