George Floyd memorial: Public viewing to be held in Houston, Texas

Thousands are set to gather in Houston, Texas, to remember George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose death in police custody sparked global protests.

Mr Floyd lived in the city before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he died on 25 May.

A six-hour public viewing of his body will be held at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston.

In Minnesota, a white police officer accused of killing Mr Floyd will appear before a judge for the first time.

Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Mr Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, has been dismissed and charged with second-degree murder. Three other officers who were at the scene have been sacked and charged with aiding and abetting.

On Tuesday, a private funeral service will be held for Mr Floyd in Houston.

Memorial services have already been held in Minneapolis and North Carolina, where Mr Floyd was born.

It is believed a family member escorted Mr Floyd’s body on a flight to Texas late on Saturday.

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