8 Jun 2020

Memorial service held for George Floyd

Washington Correspondent

In the United States, the public memorial service is underway for George Floyd in Houston, the city where he grew up – with thousands of mourners expected there to view his body before a private funeral service tomorrow.

The ex-police officer accused of murdering Mr Floyd appeared virtually in court for the first time in Minnesota – amid growing calls across the United States for police forces to be defunded and the money re-invested in vital public services.