Funeral Service For George Floyd Begins In Houston Amid Global Anti-Race Protests

George Floyd's relatives and hundreds of guests including lawmakers, athletes and actors gathered in a Houston church for the service.

Funeral Service For George Floyd Begins In Houston Amid Global Anti-Race Protests

George Floyd will be buried alongside his mother in Houston

Houston:

The funeral service for George Floyd, the African American whose death in custody sparked worldwide protests against police brutality, began Tuesday in Houston, where he is to be buried beside his mother.

Floyd's relatives and hundreds of guests including lawmakers, athletes and actors gathered in Fountain of Praise church for the service that began with mourners approaching the open casket to say their goodbyes to a man who has become emblematic of America's latest reckoning with racial injustice.

"We may weep, we may mourn, we'll be comforted and we will find hope," the church's co-pastor Mia Wright said.

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