Since the video of George Floyd, dying at the hands of the Minneapolis police surfaced, the U.S. has been facing violent protests across its major cities like Atlanta, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, New York and Los Angeles. The outrage Floyd’s death has caused has only increased even after the Minneapolis police officer in the video, Derek Chauvin, been fired and was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. 

But these violent demonstrations calling out racial injustice and police brutality are not what George Floyd would have wanted as he was someone who sought “peace and unity,” as shared by his brother Terrence Floyd.

He recently appeared on the show Good Morning America with Robin Roberts on June 1 and talked by the violent protests happening across the U.S. Terrence condemned the nature of the protests, calling out the unnecessary violence, and looting that occurred along with the protests as it is only "overshadowing” the real issue.

"He was about peace, he was about unity," he said, talking about his brother George. "But the thing's that's transpiring now, yeah they may call it unity, but it's destructive unity. That's not what my brother was about."

"He would motivate you to channel -- if you're angry it's okay to be angry -- but channel your anger to do something positive or make a change another way," Terrence added. "We've been down this road already. He would want to seek justice the way we are, the way we're trying to do. But channel it another way. The anger, damaging your hometown, it's not the way he'd want."

Remembering George, Terrence added that he was one “gentle giant” who was always about "peace and unity."

"When you spoke to him, he always wanted to motivate you no matter what you were going through," he said. "He always saw the light and the brightest side of things. He made you feel like you could just do anything, even if you're going through something. That's just how he spoke to you. He just really helped me. He was a motivator, that's how I could just sum it up, he was a peaceful motivator."

Protests for George Floyd People hold up their fists after protesting near the spot where George Floyd died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police, on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Getty Images/ YUCEL/AFP