Hundreds of mourners gathered in North Carolina on June 6 to memorialize George Floyd, whose death while in police custody spurred protests in cities across the U.S. and world. "The 46-year-old's body was placed in the center of the lobby. Mourners were allowed inside in groups of 10 and were asked to wear a mask, according to Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin. As the memorial began, peaceful protesters lined the road outside. A group of African American men on horses rode into the parking lot. A few minutes later, a local motorcycle group followed suit. Flowers and signs lined the street, including one that read: "George Floyd changed the world." The night before, hundreds had marched down Main Street to protest the death and to vow that something like this will never happen again. Sheriff Peterkin offered words of support: "This generation, this new group, is taking it to a whole new level. We hear you. You're going to get it done. We're with you."

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