More than 60 thousand people protested in Houston on Tuesday over the death of George Floyd in a peaceful mobilization
The protests this Tuesday for the murder of the African American George Floyd they passed peacefully in the city of Houston, Texas, where also some relatives of the victim joined the more than 60 thousand protesters.
Thousands of people gathered in the city center to honor the memory of Floyd, who died in the custody of an officer in Minneapolis. Those attending the march knelt at some points to keep a minute of silence and continued to advance through the center peacefully.
As the crowd advanced, it was possible to see dozens of protesters on horseback, who with messages like ‘Black Cowboys Matter‘, Joined the tour. Most of them were wearing face masks.
Spectacular images a few moments ago in Houston (Texas, USA), African American protesters arrive on horseback to protest against the racist American state. pic.twitter.com/QZajEeM4Nu
– StalingradoEnCadaBarrio (@StaIingrado) June 2, 2020
Although a good part of the day was carried out with relative calm, as the afternoon progresses, protesters have denounced on social networks that the local police have begun to use masks to protect themselves from tear gas, which strained the situation in the central area. from Houston.
The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, applauded the peaceful protest, but asked citizens to disperse and return to their homes, at the request of relatives of George Floyd, as expressed in his official Twitter account.
For those remaining in the downtown area from the march, please clear the area and return home. This has been an incredible day for #GeorgeFloyd and his family. st
– Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 3, 2020
“This has been an exciting and incredible day in the city. People from all over Houston have paid tribute and shown their support for George Floyd and his family. In their pain, they have asked us to work peacefully for change. Let’s honor your request, ”Turner argued on his social networks.
According to ABC News, the remains of the African American citizen George Floyd they will be buried on June 9 in the city of Houston, Texas, their hometown. The victim had moved to Minneapolis long ago in search of better job opportunities.
With information from Notimex