Biden plans to attend the funeral of George Floyd
Former Vice-President and most likely Democratic party candidate in the presidential election Joe Biden plans to attend the funeral of African American George Floyd in Houston next week, reports USA Today, citing a statement made by the representative dealing with the organization of the ceremony of funeral homes Fort Bend Latoria lemon.
Public farewell to the Floyd, who died as a result of the actions of the police, will be held on Monday, then Tuesday, June 9, will be a closed ceremony, after which the body will be buried in the cemetery Huston Memorial Gardens.
Earlier it was reported that all costs of organizing farewell ceremonies and funerals Floyd will take on former world champion in five weight categories American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.. It is planned that the funeral ceremony will be held in Houston (TX), Minnesota and Charlotte (NC). The commemorative ceremony will begin this week: Thursday event will hold in North Central University in Minneapolis, it will perform well-known human rights activist, al Sharpton, on Saturday the ceremony will be held in the city of Raiford in North Carolina, where he was born dead.
George Floyd died in Minneapolis in the course of his detention by the police, and his death resulted in riots in the cities of Minnesota but in other States of the country. In the Internet appeared the video, which show that the police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. It was reported that he died in intensive care, but his family dispute this. Four involved in his death, police officers were fired, one charged with involuntary manslaughter. The protests that followed the death of Floyd across the country have not stopped for more than a week.