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The mayor of traps tears by George Floyd's casket at the ceremony

Hundreds is Thursday afternoon american time gathered in the u.s. city of Minneapolis for a memorial service for George Floyd, who died during a brutal arrest on Monday of last week.

Many prominent personalities are among the participants at the ceremony, including Minneapolis' mayor, Jacob Frey.

He had to let the tears freely run, when he faced George Floyd coffin, immediately before the ceremony began.

Jacob Frey was among the first to condemn the brutal arrest, which led to George Floyd's death.

Also the well-known priest and civil rights activist Al Sharpton were among the attendees at the ceremony, where he was holding a eulogy for George Floyd.

the Service takes place at the same time that three officers involved in the arrest of George Floyd, for the first time participated at a court hearing in drabssagen.

They are all charged with aiding and abetting the killing. A fourth officer, who during the arrest pressed his knee down on George Floyd's neck for several minutes, is charged with intentionally killing. He did not participate in today's hearing, but must appear in court 8. June.

The three officers, who are charged with complicity to murder, may face up to 40 years in prison if they are convicted, writes the news agency Reuters.

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