Surfers hold ‘paddle out’ memorial for George Floyd

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More than 200 surfers from around the world paid their respects to George Floyd in Santa Monica, California on Friday. They held a “paddle out,” a Hawaiian tradition meant to celebrate life and mourn a passing, and chanted Floyd’s name nine times to symbolize the nearly nine minutes he was pinned down by a white police officer. They also sang ‘Happy Birthday’ in memory of Breonna Taylor, the Louisville, Kentucky woman who was shot dead by police in March.