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Floyd memorial will retrace life, push for justice in death

1 month 3 days 7 hours ago Wednesday, June 03 2020 Jun 3, 2020 June 03, 2020 2:50 PM June 03, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By NOMAAN MERCHANT
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - The memorial services to honor George Floyd are extraordinary, but so are the circumstances. The services will take place in three cities over six days. Mourners in the communities where he was born, grew up, and died will each have a chance to pay their respects. The organizers want to acknowledge the meaning Floyd had in life to his large family and the broader meaning he has assumed in death, after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee onto his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. The first service is Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis.

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