Floyd family members join 60,000 protesters at Houston rally


Members of George Floyd’s family speak during a Houston rally on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of George Floyd, the man whose death in Minneapolis police custody triggered nationwide protests, joined a crowd city officials estimated at 60,000 demonstrators to rally and march in Houston to protest Floyd’s death.

The marchers on Tuesday chanted the name of Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis policeman pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes.

He grew up in Houston and a public memorial and burial is planned there for next week.

Meantime in Dallas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas wouldn’t request military support to police the protests.

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