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A memorial march has was held for George Floyd in his hometown of Houston, Texas on Tuesday. Around 60,000 people gathered downtown to honor Floyd, including his family and the city’s mayor and police chief. Organizers and participants said Floyd’s legacy has helped the city largely avoid the violent protests seen elsewhere across the country.
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.