Houston News : What to know ahead of Tuesday’s George Floyd march from Discovery Green

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Janet Collins, a criminal justice teacher at Kingwood High School, is consoled by two students as she cries during the silent moment for George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis Police Department custody a week ago, Monday, June 1, 2020, at Town Center Park in Kingwood. The event, which was organized by two Humble ISD teachers, invited participants to lay down silently for eight minutes and forty-six seconds to honor Floyd’s life. less
Janet Collins, a criminal justice teacher at Kingwood High School, is consoled by two students as she cries during the silent moment for George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis Police Department custody a week … more

Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Staff Photographer

Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Staff Photographer

Janet Collins, a criminal justice teacher at Kingwood High School, is consoled by two students as she cries during the silent moment for George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis Police Department custody a week ago, Monday, June 1, 2020, at Town Center Park in Kingwood. The event, which was organized by two Humble ISD teachers, invited participants to lay down silently for eight minutes and forty-six seconds to honor Floyd’s life. less
Janet Collins, a criminal justice teacher at Kingwood High School, is consoled by two students as she cries during the silent moment for George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis Police Department custody a week … more

Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Staff Photographer

Houston demonstrates for George Floyd

 

According to Bun B, he and Trae Tha Truth are coordinating with Floyd’s nephew Brandon Williams to organize the rally and subsequent march.

 

In preparation for the demonstration and increased traffic, the following downtown Houston facilities are scheduled for early closure Tuesday:

– Municipal Courts – scheduled for closure at noon

– HPD 1200 Travis – scheduled for closure at noon

– HPW 611 Walker – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.

– Central Library/Julia B. Ideson Building – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.

– City Hall – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.

– City Hall Annex – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.

– Houston Permitting Center – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.

ON HoustonChronicle: Houston officials expect large, respectful crowd at Tuesday George Floyd march

 

Photo courtesy: Jeff Syptak/@JeffSyptak on Twitter

Photo courtesy: Jeff Syptak/@JeffSyptak on Twitter

Photo: Jeff Syptak @JeffSyptak On Twitter

Photo: Jeff Syptak @JeffSyptak On Twitter

Photo courtesy: Jeff Syptak/@JeffSyptak on Twitter

Photo courtesy: Jeff Syptak/@JeffSyptak on Twitter

Photo: Jeff Syptak @JeffSyptak On Twitter

What to know ahead of Tuesday’s George Floyd march from Discovery Green

 

It is not an official city event, the mayor said, but city officials “certainly will support the efforts to make sure that things are done in a peaceful and orderly fashion.”

 

Floyd grew up in Houston’s Third Ward and was a prominent athlete at Yates High School. He was living in Minneapolis at the time of his death and was killed in police custody on Monday, May 25, when officer Derrick Chauvin kneeled in his neck until he stopped breathing. His final moments were captured on video by a bystander, and Chauvin has since been charged with murder and manslaughter, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

 

“This is a salute to George and an acknowledgment that he should not have died the way he did,” said Mayor Turner. “If you are standing for George Floyd, why would you want to create problems for his family? And if you are true to the cause, why would you want to do anything to take away from this special, emotional moment for his family and for his friends?”





The Houston Forum

Source : chron.com