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Floyd's Funeral Set for June 9 In Houston; Minneapolis Memorial Thursday

Floyd's Funeral Set for June 9 In Houston; Minneapolis Memorial Thursday
A memorial site where George Floyd died May 25 while in police custody, as seen Monday in Minneapolis. George's brother Terrence Floyd visited the site and called for justice and the prosecution of all four officers involved. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 01 June 2020 05:33 PM

George Floyd’s funeral will be held in Houston on June 9 after a public viewing the night before, his family’s lawyer announced on Monday, the New York Post reported.

Houston is where Floyd spent much of his life before moving to Minneapolis, where he died last week after Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck during an arrest, holding the position over the unarmed black mane for more than  eight minutes during an arrest.

A memorial service will take place for Floyd this Thursday in Minneapolis.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz made the announcement on Monday, saying that "it will be an important event, both for the city of Minneapolis, for Minnesota, and for the nation, to watch that process of celebrating a life that was taken in front of us, an opportunity for leadership," according to the Washington Examiner.

Another memorial service will take place on Saturday in North Carolina, where Floyd was born, the New York Post reported.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said it was proper that Floyd’s funeral should be in the city where he grew up, ABC 13 reported.

"This is the same city that George Floyd grew up," Turner said. "And his body will be returning to this city. To his city."

Floyd graduated from Yates High School, where he starred as a tight end on the football team and played in the 1992 state championship game in the Houston Astrodome.

Floyd moved to Minneapolis about five years ago looking for better job opportunities.

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