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How you can support black-owned businesses in Houston


June 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — “How can I help?” It’s a sentiment humans are sharing during a time of uncertainty. As Black Lives Matter-protests continue in response to incidents of police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, black communities seek justice from those in power and asking authorities to listen. They are also asking for tangible action from the cities …

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Several protesters faint during Tuesday’s march for George Floyd in downtown


June 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Many protesters who gathered at Discovery Green in the name of George Floyd suffered from heat exhaustion and had to be carried away by medics. As nearly 60,000 people rallied, the sun beamed down on the crowd and within 30 minutes paramedics rushed over to treat people who had fainted. One of those people was Austin …

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How Houston’s Third Ward remembers “Big Floyd”


June 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As thousands of Houstonians marched downtown in support of George Floyd, friends gathered in the nearby neighborhood where he was raised. “It hurts, because this is our backyard. It hurts,” said Elaine Jones, who lives nearby with her three children. “So, now the world is watching us and what is our response going to be, you …

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Houston Zoo reopening today with new safety guidelines amid COVID-19


June 3, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Houston Zoo-goers rejoice, the cure to your cabin fever is opening next month and here’s what you need to know. On Tuesday, the Houston Zoo announced it will be reopening June 3, while also following health and safety guidelines in the midst of the pandemic. “We have been eagerly awaiting the time when we can reopen …

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‘It’s our city. Don’t let ’em take it,’ HPD Chief Art Acevedo says


June 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The crowd’s chants roared so loud marchers couldn’t always hear who was speaking as thousands gathered in Houston in support of George Floyd and in protest of police brutality. That didn’t stop the estimated 60,000 people who lined the steps of City Hall and surrounding blocks on Tuesday, wearing shirts with Floyd’s name and holding signs …

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Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks on Tuesday’s protest for George Floyd


June 3, 2020

ABC13 caught up with Mayor Sylvester Turner before Houstonians took on the big march to protest the death of George Floyd on Tuesday. Trae Tha Truth and Bun B advertised and organized a peaceful protest that started at Discovery Green and ended at City Hall.   When asked if he was concerned that the city could see the same violence …

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George Floyd family members join 60,000 protesters at Houston march


June 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The family of George Floyd, the man whose death in Minneapolis police custody triggered nationwide protests, joined a crowd city officials estimated at 60,000 demonstrators to march in Houston to protest Floyd’s death. Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, grew up in Houston. A crowd …

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Houstonians lead by example in powerful George Floyd march


June 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — During Tuesday’s march for George Floyd, more than 60,000 people crowded in front of City Hall as city leaders gave speeches in memory of George Floyd. Some of the best moments from the march included thousands marching through the streets of downtown Houston carrying signs and chanting, and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo taking a knee …

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