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March in Floyd's Hometown, Houston, as Cities Step Up Curfews

LaTonya Floyd speaks during a Houston rally Tuesday to protest the death of her brother, George Floyd
LaTonya Floyd speaks during a Houston rally Tuesday to protest the death of her brother, George Floyd. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Tuesday, 02 June 2020 06:46 PM

Marchers chanting "No justice, no peace" and "Peace on the left, justice on the right" walked and rode horses through George Floyd's hometown of Houston on Tuesday as cities across the country increased curfews to prevent rioting and looting that has been sparked by protests following Floyd's death last week while in police custody.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was living in Minneapolis, and died after now-fired police officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on his neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, asked the crowd to protest peacefully and to be steadfast in seeking police reform, CNN reported.

"We're trying to break the cycle right now. We got this," he said.

The Houston protest was happening just as multiple cities were ramping up curfews to prevent violence that has marred protests that go late into the evening.

Among the cities where damage and looting have occurred that have instituted curfews: New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump on Monday threatened military action if mayors and governors did not curb the violence. Though curfews were largely ignored, Monday night saw less violence across America's cities. Still, the president faced criticism for his threats to use military force against American citizens on U.S. soil.

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