Goerge Floyd laid to rest

World Grigory Matyunin 09-Jun-2020
George Floyd
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On Tuesday, the funeral of George Floyd is taking place with family and friend gathering to pay their final respects to the 46-year-old who was killed by Derek Chauvin, a police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes.

A number of notable guests were present including Sylvester Turner, the mayor of Houston. Prominent civil rights leaders will speak at the funeral calling for improvement in race relations throughout the United States.

He will be interred with his mother Lacendra at Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.

Joseph Biden, the former US vice-president and the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, has met with the Floyd family and will give a video address during the funeral. He has pledged to make changes to policing throughout the United States.

Mr Floyd’s death provoked global outrage resulting in large-scale protests and riots throughout the world. Protesters have demanded an end to police brutality, structural changes in police departments and improvement in race relations throughout the world.

Chauvin has been dismissed from his post and is currently in custody awaiting trial for second-degree murder and manslaughter. Three of his colleagues were also dismissed and charged with abetting the murder.