Funeral of George Floyd : the images of the tributes

The family of George Floyd will make him a last tribute on Tuesday 9 June. Yesterday, in Houston, they were 6 300 to be collected on the coffin quarantenaire de

Funeral of George Floyd : the images of the tributes

The family of George Floyd will make him a last tribute on Tuesday 9 June. Yesterday, in Houston, they were 6 300 to be collected on the coffin quarantenaire death on the 25th of may.

Summary Images of events Video arrest George Floyd Blacklivesmatter, what is it ? Death of George Floyd Derek Chauvin charged Reactions to Donald Trump police Violence in the USA

[updated on June 9, 2020 12: 38] Yesterday to Houston (Texas), they were 6 300 to pay a last tribute to George Floyd. His remains, placed in a coffin of gold, was exposed in the church the Fountain of Praise. Accompanied by friends, one of the anonymous who came to him to salute his memory was explained to the World : "everyone was very touched, but this death is also a source of inspiration, it is the feeling that has prevailed today." Laura Peña, a lawyer, made a 6 hour drive to get to Houston. "It is important for the latino community to support the black community at this time", she told the Houston Chronicle. The lawyer was insured wanting to "bear witness to the history and solidarity of our brothers and sisters in black."

the brother of the victim, Philonise Floyd, expressed his gratitude : "I thank you all for coming to see my brother." "It hurts, but we will get justice. We will get it. We will not let this door close", he shouted. Al Sharpton, pastor, activist and civil rights, added : "We will bury George tomorrow [Tuesday 9 June], but the movement will not stop as long as we will not have obtained justice." According to him, "it is time that people hear, act and change."

This Tuesday, at 11am (local time), a funeral ceremony "family" is planned in Houston. The baptist pastor will deliver the eulogy. The police of Houston, will escort the body of George Floyd up at the Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland, where his mother is buried. All persons who so wish are invited to follow the passage of the funeral procession.

Monday, the policeman accused of the murder of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, appeared for 11 minutes in front of the judge Jeannice Reding. His bail has been increased to one million dollars. The accused risk up to 40 years in prison for murder not premeditated. His next hearing is scheduled for 29 June next.

Case of George Floyd : learn more what is the movement blacklivesmatter ?

The movement blacklivesmatter, which became a hashtag, widely relayed on the social networks since the death of George Floyd, is in reality not born with this sad event. It is a movement, which can be translated in French by "the life of the Black account", having emerged in 2013 to denounce any form of racism, including State, suffered by African-Americans in the United States. Police violence highlighted by the case of George Floyd, are regularly denounced by those who claim to BLM. The first time where the hashtag #blacklivesmatter appeared when George Zimmerman was acquitted in July 2013. This Latin-American, responsible for the surveillance of a residence in Florida, was accused of having caused the death of Trayvon Martin, an African-American 17-year-old, after he was pulled over. After 16 hours of hearings during the trial, Zimmerman was declared not guilty by the judges, which had provoked a wave of indignation in the United States.

The video of the arrest of George Floyd

The video of the arrest of George Floyd's net : we see this Afro-American put on the ground by a police officer pressing his knee against the victim's head. It also refers to a distinctly George Floyd complain of this treatment violent. "My belly hurts, I have pain in my neck. I hurt everywhere," he says, begging the policeman and his colleague to give him water. "I can't breathe. They are going to kill me", he said, George Floyd, who died a few moments later.

How George Floyd is he dead ?

George Floyd, age 46, died on 25 may 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following an arrest by police, which was filmed and broadcast on the social networks. The images show an arrest very brutal carried out by 4 police officers. One of them, Derek Chauvin, appears kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, while the latter is tackled to the ground, for several minutes. The agents of the forces of order have shown to have acted in response to a call reporting George Floyd in a state of intoxication and noted in their report that the latter had opposed a strong resistance, that contradict the images taken by a witness and by a cctv camera. On the ground, George Floyd has expressed clearly that he could not breathe. An investigation by the police and an investigation by the FBI led to the arrest of Derek Chauvin.

Who is Derek Chauvin ?

Derek Chauvin was charged on Friday, may 29, for "involuntary homicide" and "act of cruel and dangerous causing death", following the first survey conducted on the conditions of arrest of George Floyd. On Wednesday, 3 June, the head of the charge against him was aggravated, as the demand for hundreds of thousands of protesters, and has gone from "manslaughter" to "murder". The man has been the subject of several reports from the american media since the events of 25 may. The journalists of CNN have announced that Derek Chauvin has been the subject of 18 complaints in the past for his behavior, which led, simply, to two letters of reprimand. The former police officer of Minneapolis has also been decorated with a medal, after having received a ball, during a response to domestic violence, in 2008. He has also been involved in two other shootings : one of it, in 2006, has led to the death of a 42-year-old, shot by police, who stated in an official report to have acted in self-defense.

What is the reaction of Donald Trump ?

The us president was first informed, Saturday, June 30, he had called the family of George Floyd for him to present his condolences. ".I stand on the side of all Americans in search of justice and peace", he said at a press briefing, before commenting on the events in these words : "I stand before you in strong opposition to anyone who exploits this tragedy to loot, steal, attack and threaten. [...] I understand the pain felt by the people. We support the right of peaceful protesters and we hear their calls. But what we see in the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or peace. The memory of George Floyd is disgraced by the rioters, the looters and anarchists. Violence and vandalism is the "Antifa" and other radical groups of the left who terrorize the innocents, destroy jobs, undermine businesses and burn buildings," said Donald Trump. Sunday, may 31st, the american president was more direct, targeting on Twitter its political opponents and condemning the rallies, calling the elect, and governors-democrats to be "more firm" against the rioters. "These people are anarchists. Call our national guard now. The world looks at you and mocks Joe's sleep (Joe Biden, ED.) Is this what America wants ? No !". Tuesday, 2 June, Donald Trump has called on the governors to stand firm to "control their streets," and that he was prepared to deploy the army to "quickly solve the problem for them".

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Date Of Update: 09 June 2020, 06:57

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