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HOUSTON (Reuters) - George Floyd’s hometown of Houston held a memorial march for him on Tuesday, where attendees recounted a “gentle giant” whose legacy had helped the city largely avoid the violent protests seen elsewhere in the United States. Hundreds gathered at a downtown park to honor Floyd, who died after a white police officer pinned his neck under a knee for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd’s death has ignited protests across the country. Floyd lived most of his 46 years in Houston’s historically black Third Ward neighborhood, located about a mile south of the park where the march began. He had moved to Minneapolis several years ago. The memorial march was organ... Full story

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