The last mile the body of the deceased was carried on a hearse pulled by horses
In the USA ended with the ceremony of the funeral of the African-American George Floyd, who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis (Minnesota. – Ed.) it was held in Houston (Texas. – Ed). About it informs television channel CNN.
The ceremony was held in the Church The Fountain of Praise. Eulogy said the activist for the civil rights movement, Baptist Minister and former adviser to the White house under former President Barack Obama Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr.
At the funeral of Floyd made four senior officials – presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, members of the U.S. house of representatives al green and Sheila Jackson Lee and mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner. Biden said that “the funeral of Floyd – this time for racial justice” and the mayor of Houston declared June 9, the Day of George W. Floyd.
After the ceremony the body of Floyd was brought to a cemetery Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland, where he will be buried beside his mother. The last mile of the March the body of the deceased was carried on a hearse pulled by horses.
Yesterday in the same Church in Houston has passed farewell to the people of Floyd, which came thousands of people.
Recall that the 46-year-old African American George Floyd was detained by police on may 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A policeman a few minutes pressed on the neck of the detainee Floyd’s knee, despite his complaints of inability to breathe. Later Floyd died, video of his arrest hit the Internet and caused mass protests against inequality, first in the USA and then worldwide.