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`He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd

Posted at 1:07 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 21:46:42-04

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a Houston church Tuesday for the funeral of George Floyd, the black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice. His body was carried in a horse-drawn carriage to be laid to rest next to his mother. The mourners included actors Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, J.J. Watt of the NFL’s Houston Texans, rapper Trae tha Truth, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Floyd was 46 when he was killed May 25 as a white Minneapolis officer pressed a knee on Floyd’s neck as the dying man cried out for his mother.