Tears and sorrows as 44-year-old African-American, George Floyd finally gets laid on Tuesday at a private funeral in Houston.
More than 6,300 people attended the six-hour public viewing for George Floyd at a church in southwest Houston yesterday.
Visitors were required to wear masks and gloves to comply with coronavirus-related guidelines.
After more than two weeks of demonstrations and anguished calls for racial justice, George Floyd whose death gave rise to an international movement, and whose words “I can’t breathe” have become a rallying cry, will be buried in a grave next to his mother.
George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna Floyd and his sisters, Zsa Zsa Floyd and LaTonya Floyd, also attended the service in Houston to honor the dead man.
George Floyd’s relatives took emotional turns at the microphone, remembering all the good deeds he did while alive.
Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for 2020 presidential election, offered his condolences to the family via a video.
Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner, at the funeral service, announced that he would sign an executive order later on Tuesday to prohibit the city police from using chokeholds.
This order would also require the police to give a warning before shooting, among other measures.
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