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'Daddy changed the world': George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna says she misses him.


George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna says she misses playing with daddy as her mother reveals she does not yet know he was killed by cops but that he died 'because he couldn't breathe'.


Floyd's daughter 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. 


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.

George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna and her mother Roxie Washington shared their anguish over his brutal and sudden death.

At a press conference on Tuesday night, Roxie said: 'I don't have a lot to say, I can't get the words together right now. 

'I want everyone to know that this is what those officers took from me,' she said, referencing the small girl standing next to her.

'At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father. 


'He will never see her grow up, graduate, he will never walk her down the aisle. If there's a problem and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore. 


'I'm here for my baby and I'm here for George because I want justice for him.

'He was good, no matter what anybody thinks, he was good. This is the proof.'


Washington recalled how excited Floyd was when his daughter was born, saying: 'He was so happy to have her.'

'He slept the whole time I was in labor, but when he heard her cry, he woke up,' she said.

'I still have a picture of him waking up and getting his baby. He loved her. He loved her so much.'

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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