Protests in George Floyd's Hometown Remain Peaceful

published 04.06.2020 18:31

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For licensing opportunities of our original content, please Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody, is surrounded by family members as he speaks at a protest rally against his brother’s death, inHouston, Texas, U.S., June 2, 2020.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo was seen walking alongside protesters after being one of the first members of law enforcement to speak out on the death of Floyd.

On Tuesday, 16 members of Floyd’s family showed up with thousands of other protesters at a march downtown, The WSJ reported.

Protesters gathered in downtown Houston on Tuesday afternoon holding signs protesting Floyd’s death and called attention to police brutality, The Wall Street Journal reported.

In George Floyd’s hometown of Houston, Texas, tens of thousands of people have shown up to protest his death but the city has seen fewer instances of violence than other protest sites.