Thursday, August 5, 2021

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George Floyd hailed as ‘cornerstone of a movement’ at funeral; family calls for justice

A man raises his hand in solidarity as the coffin of George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis police custody has sparked nationwide protests against racial inequality, is seen in a horse-drawn carriage as it enters the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery in Pearland, Texas, U.S., June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Houston, June 10 (Reuters) - George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialized at his funeral on Tuesday as “an ordinary brother” transformed by fate into the “cornerstone of a movement.” During a four-hour service broadcast live on every major U.S. television network from a ...

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