HOUSTON – George Floyd will be laid to rest on Tuesday in a private ceremony in Houston.
This follows a day where thousands of people paid their respects to the 46-year-old who was killed while in police custody.
Thousands of people came to the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston on Monday to pay their respects to Floyd.
Dignitaries at the viewing included former Vice President Joe Biden who met with members of Floyd’s family, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who said Floyd’s death was the most horrific tragedy he has ever observed.
Video of Floyd’s death two weeks ago in Minneapolis has sparked protests in cities across the nation and around the world, and calls for police reform.
On Capitol Hill Monday, Democratic lawmakers said the nationwide cry for action has helped to push forward a policing reform bill. Floyd’s brother Philonise is expected to testify before Congress about the issue.