DETROIT, MI - MAY 30: Demonstrators protest against police brutality for a second day following a night of confrontations between protesters and riot police on May 30, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Across the country, protests have erupted following the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody in the most recent in a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

George Floyd’s girlfriend said that the riots in Minneapolis in response to his death would “devastate” him as she called for peaceful protests.

Courteney Ross, Floyd’s girlfriend for the past three years, told The Star Tribune she is “heartbroken” by the riots that occurred Wednesday.  “Waking up this morning to see Minneapolis on fire would be something that would devastate Floyd. He loved the city. He came here [from Houston] and stayed here for the people and the opportunities. … Floyd was a gentle giant. He was about love and about peace,” Ross said, adding that while she understands the frustration, “I want people to protest in a peaceful way.



The protests Wednesday turned to riots and looting as multiple fires were set by the angry crowds that gathered in the city, and other cities in the U.S. Police used tear gas in an attempt to disperse the large gatherings of people destroying property.

See video of George Floyd’s girlfriend, Courteney Ross, expressing her thoughts of George and more, HERE.