Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna, was speaking at a press conference earlier in Minneapolis.

“Gianna does not have a father,” she said.

“He will never see her grow up, graduate, he will never walk her down the aisle. If there’s a problem she’s having and she needs her dad, she doesn’t have that anymore.

“I’m here for my baby and I’m here for George because I want justice for him. I want justice for him because he was good no matter what anyone thinks.”

Pointing to her daughter, she added: “This is the proof that he was a good man.”

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who was a friend of George Floyd’s, also spoke, saying: “We need justice”.

“Why do we have to see a daughter being raised without her father,” he added.