Black Life matter protests and George Floyd memorial service

The Floyd family publishes the updated memorial and public viewing details

The moon appears behind the Praise Fountain Church, where services for George Floyd will be held on June 8, 2020 in Houston, Texas. – Democrats pledged on June 7, 2020 to press legislation to fight systemic racism in U.S. law enforcement as the battle for change sparked by police killing George Floyd from the streets to politics began, and demonstrations continued throughout the country on Sunday – including in Washington and New York and the Winter Park Park, Florida – As protesters begin to focus their initial anger on Floyd’s unarmed death, demands for police reform and social justice. (Photo by Johannes Ezel / AFP) (Photo by Johannes Ezel / AFP via Getty Images) Johannes Ezel / AFP / Getty Images

Houston officials expect thousands of mourners during today’s visit George Floyd, Whose death in Minneapolis police custody sparked protests over the United States And across the world.

Floyd said he will be buried in Houston next to his mother Fort Bend Memorial Center for Planning.

The public is invited to attend the visit from noon until 6 pm. Local time, said Latoria Lemon, the funeral spokeswoman.

“We expect around 10,000 and that’s what we’re preparing for,” she said.

To comply with the rules of social separation, 15 guests will be allowed at one time to enter the “Praise Fountain”. Guests will be allowed to stay indoors for no more than 10 minutes after watching the body. Guests are required to wear a mask and gloves, and informal clothing is permitted.

Floyd’s connection to Houston: Floyd, 46, grew up in the city’s third wing. He graduated from Jack Yates High School in 1992, where he helped the soccer team win the state title. Lemon said he played basketball there.

Before moving to Minneapolis, Floyd was well known in the music scene in Houston, where he sang a group called Screwed Up Clik (SUC).

Floyd’s body is already in Houston, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.

On Sunday, he said, “# Georgefield and his family are safe in Houston.”

“His repatriation was a big problem for our city,” Acevedo said. “He is well known, and many of our officers know him. We want to make sure that the family is safe and that the movement is safe. We want to make sure the family knows we are here for them and we support them at this time.”

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