Organized by family members of Floyd, the protesters marched peacefully from a park downtown to Houston City Hall.
During the pre-march rally, protesters observed a moment of silence, chanting for peace. A prayer was led by a famous local church pastor for the Floyd’s family.
As the march continued, more people walked toward Houston City Hall. Sixteen members of Floyd‘s family as well as political leaders and local artists attended the protest.
“George did not die in vain. That’s important,” said the mayor. “We want them to know it made a difference when the police chief in Minneapolis recognizes that the police officer putting his knees on the neck of George was wrong, that the three police officers standing there not doing anything was wrong.”
Sending condolence to Floyd’s family, United States Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee called for change.
“It is a time for a revolution of change for the dignity for all of us, no matter what our color,” she said.
Shortly before the start of the march, the city of Houston sent an alert asking for the public to report any suspicious behavior, local media reported.