George Floyd laid to rest in Houston – George is the new symbol of protest against Racism.
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George Floyd laid to rest in Houston – George is the new symbol of protest against Racism. George who is six foot four inches (1.93 meters) was known as ‘Gentle Giant’ among his family and friends.
George Floyd laid to rest in Houston. He was a 46-year-old African American killed by a white police officer. He later became a global icon of the struggle against racism and police brutality.
Pallbearers recess out of the church with the casket following the funeral for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Texas, U.S.
The casket of George Floyd was carried by a white horse-drawn carriage to his final resting place at the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery. Floyd died May 25 while in Minneapolis police custody, sparking nationwide protests.
Standing at six foot four inches (1.93 meters), Floyd was known to friends and family as a “gentle giant,” a rapper and athlete who suffered runs-in with the law and addiction but who wanted the best for his children.
His mother, for whom he cried out when he was dying on May 25 in Minneapolis, moved to Houston shortly after he was born in 1973 in North Carolina.
He grew up in the Third Ward, a poor and predominantly African American neighborhood in central Houston.