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George Floyd: Thousands mourn, cry as many call for police reforms

- Scores of Americans thronged Houston to pay their tribute to late George Floyd on Monday, June 8

- Philonise Floyd, the late American's brother, said that they will not stop until they get justice

- At his funeral service on Tuesday, June 9, Floyd will be laid to rest beside his mother, Larcenia

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Thousands used their last chance to say goodbye to George Floyd on Monday, June 8, at a church in Houston, the very place he had his childhood.

Chron reports that the church service also drew in families of black victims in the hands of police brutality in America, some of which are Ahmaud, Arbery, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown.

“It just hurts. We will get justice. We will get it. We will not let this door close,” Philonise Floyd, the brother of the late black American said.

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Many waited under the hot sun to pay their respect as they bumped up their fists, a sign of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. They were at least 6,000 people at the service.

It should be noted that his burial which will take place on Tuesday, June 9, will require people to wear face masks and maintain strict social distancing.

A collage of George Floyd and some of the people who paid their respect. Photo source: Chron

A collage of George Floyd and some of the people who paid their respect. Photo source: Chron
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The event will be at the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery in suburban Pearland as he will be laid next to his mother, Larcenia Floyd.

Since his death, many have called for changes around the world. In France for instance, police will no longer carry out chokehold form of arrest, a method that has come under severe review since Floyd’s death.

The Minneapolis City Council also said it would dismantle its 800-member police agency as other changes were proposed in the US.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that UK protesters have torn down the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th-century slave trader as a way to show that racism does not have a place in today's society.

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It should be noted that the protesters are among thousands of others who are advocating under the aegis of the BLM movement.

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The statue of Edward was torn down in Bristol, England, and thrown into River Avon, left to drown.

He was an English merchant, slave trader, member of parliament, and a supposed philanthropist. Edward was born in Bristol to a family of merchants that had lived in the city since the 1340s.

In 1680, he was heavily involved in the slave trade as he became a member of the Royal African Company, which had a strong monopoly of Britain in the business.

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