'Now is the time for racial justice': Joe Biden at George Floyd's funeral
George Floyd's funeral took place on Tuesday in Houston, two weeks after his death while being held by police in a Minneapolis street, as more anti-racism rallies inspired by his treatment were set to take place in the United States and Europe.
George Floyd, whose death has sparked a global protest movement, is to be buried beside his mother in a cemetery in Houston.
- “When there is justice for George Floyd, we will truly be on our way to racial justice in America,” said Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in a video address at George Floyd's funeral in Houston.
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a global fight against racism and discrimination.
- The mayor of Houston announced a ban on chokeholds by police.
- Houston police will increase their audit of taser and body camera usage.
- Pastor Steve Wells told mourners at George Floyd’s funeral that they have “awakened the conscience of a nation”.
- Delivering the eulogy, the Reverend Al Sharpton reserved his sharpest criticism for President Donald Trump. “You take rubber bullets and tear gas to clear out peaceful protesters, and then take a Bible and walk in front of a church, and use a church as a prop. Wickedness in high places,” Sharpton said.
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