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US George Floyd's funeral to be held in Houston on June 9

03:40  02 june  2020
03:40  02 june  2020 Source:   cnn.com

George Floyd's body to be returned to Houston, mayor says

  George Floyd's body to be returned to Houston, mayor says "This is the same city that George Floyd grew up in, and his body will be returning to this city," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said."This is the same city that George Floyd grew up in, and his body will be returning to this city," Turner said. Floyd was a native of the city's historic Third Ward.

George Floyd , the 46-year-old black man whose cold-blooded murder at the hands of a white police officer has sparked protests across the US, will be laid Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the funeral plans on Saturday, though there are currently no public details about when it will take place.

George Floyd , the 46-year-old black man whose cold-blooded murder at the hands of a white police officer has sparked protests across the US, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Houston , following a public visitation in Minneapolis. PTI Houston Published on : June 01, 2020 10:27 IST.

a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Houston police will escort George Floyd's body upon its arrival. © Courtesy Ben Crump Law Firm Houston police will escort George Floyd's body upon its arrival.

The funeral for George Floyd, who died while being arrested in Minneapolis last week, will be held June 9 in Houston, a family attorney said.

A memorial service will be held in Minneapolis this Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., according to Ben Crump.

The funeral in Houston, where Floyd grew up, will be at 11 a.m. CT, Crump said at a news conference Monday.

Videos from the May 25 incident show police officer Derek Chauvin -- since fired -- pressing his knee of Floyd's neck, and other officers kneeling on his back.

Mayweather pays for Floyd burial

 Mayweather pays for Floyd burial © Imago Floyd Mayweather was boxing world champion in different weight classes boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral of George Floyd. A representative of his management announced this. "He'll probably resent me for saying that. But he'll definitely pay the cost of the funeral," said Leonard Ellerbe, general manager of Mayweather Promotions, at ESPN.

George Floyd ' s funeral to be held in Houston area. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner said Floyd ' s body will be brought back to Houston . HOUSTON — The body of George Floyd , the man who died in Minneapolis when an officer was seen on video kneeling on his neck for nearly 11 minutes in an

'Returning to This City, His City': George Floyd ' s Funeral Will Be Held at His Hometown of Houston . Empassioned Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo gives a speech about the city and protests for George Floyd at the “Pull Up & Praise" drive-thru fellowship service Sunday, May 31

Chauvin has been with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The other three officers involved in the incident have not been arrested.

Floyd's death set off protests, sometimes violent, that have spread throughout the country and abroad.

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said Sunday he wants his department to provide a police escort when Floyd's body is returned to his home city from Minneapolis, as a show of support for the Floyd family.

"It's going to be a big deal for our city to bring him back home," Acevedo said in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. "He's well-known, he's known by a lot of our officers."

"We want to make sure that the family is safe, that the movement is safe," Acevedo said. "We want to make sure that the family knows that we're here for them and we support them at this time."

a group of colorful flowers: A memorial grows around the words © CNN A memorial grows around the words "I can't breathe" outside Cup Foods, where Floyd died.

George Floyd's daughter to get full scholarship to Texas university .
"This gesture cannot take the place of her dad's loving presence, but we hope that it will contribute to easing her journey through life," says TSU officialThe school said on Facebook that the gesture is a way it "honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest.

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