Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown in US
Washington: Protesters defied curfews across the United States as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President Donald Trump rejected criticism over his use of force to break up a peaceful rally.
Tens of thousands gathered earlier Tuesday in Houston to pay a hometown tribute to Floyd, who grew up in the Texas city and is to be buried there next week.
“Today is… about George Floyd’s family — we want them to know that George did not die in vain,” Mayor Sylvester Turner told an estimated 60,000 people.
A tearful Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, told a news conference she wanted “justice for him because he was good.
“No matter what anybody thinks, he was good.”
In New York, which on Tuesday prolonged its first curfew since World War II for the full week.
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