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Gallery: Protesters swarm downtown Houston after George Floyd’s death


When George Floyd, a Third Ward native and Yates High School graduate, died in Minneapolis police custody on Monday after video showed an officer kneeling on his neck, it sparked a wave of uproar across the country that has resulted in protests in more than 30 cities, including Houston.

The officer involved, Derek Chauvin, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday, four days after Floyd’s death.

But that hasn’t stopped demonstrators from swarming downtown Houston on Saturday to protest Floyd’s death, which Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Twitter on Friday “could have been avoidable.”

Contributing photographer Mikol Kindle Jr. documented what he saw at the demonstrations:

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