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A group of white Texans begged their black neighbours to forgive them for years of racism.
Crowds gathered in Houston to pray for George Floyd’s family, after his death in police custody in Minneapolis. During the service, the white attendees knelt in front of their black neighbours and prayed for forgiveness and reconciliation. Many were brought to tears by the humbling act.
Protests in Houston, where George Floyd grew up, have not been as violent as in many other US cities, but even so, police there arrested 100 people for various public order offences just before the prayer service.
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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.