source: Democracy NOW!
published: 10 June 2020
A private funeral was held in Houston Tuesday for George Floyd, two weeks after a Minneapolis police officer killed him by kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd’s death has sparked protests against police brutality and racism across the United States and around the world.
We play excerpts from the funeral service and hear from Floyd’s family and dignitaries.
AMY GOODMAN: After weeks of protests over the police killing of George Floyd, his family and friends gathered Tuesday in Houston, the city where he was raised, for a private funeral, to lay him to rest and to call for change. This comes after a public viewing Monday, when more than 6,000 people paid their respects.
After the funeral, Floyd’s golden coffin was driven to a cemetery to be buried beside his mother. Houstonians lined the streets as his motorcade passed. A horse-drawn carriage carried his coffin for the last mile of the procession. This is George Floyd’s niece, Brooke Williams, speaking at the funeral.