VIDEO: Peaceful protests, passionate speeches and prayers mark Houston’s 3rd day of seeking justice for George Floyd

Brazoria County NAACP hosted a Justice 4 George Floyd healing prayer at the Shadow Creek Sports Complex in Pearland.
Brazoria County NAACP hosted a Justice 4 George Floyd healing prayer at the Shadow Creek Sports Complex in Pearland. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – The rain didn’t stop hundreds of protestors from taking to the Houston streets on Sunday. Many are demanding justice for the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes.

The Galleria closed Sunday after some people attempted to break into Forever 21. Some local business owners boarded up store windows in anticipation of looting, which is more rampant in some cities.

Overall, the protests in Houston are increasingly peaceful, Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

Law enforcement officials, lawmakers, religious leaders and residents across the city honored the life of Floyd, who grew up in Third Ward and attended Yates High School, by marching, praying and speaking about the injustices happening to black people in America.

Rapper Trae tha Truth marched in the rain with many people through Third Ward. He also announced a march with Floyd’s family Tuesday at Discovery Green.

View this post on Instagram

Say His Name... #GeorgeFloyd

A post shared by traeabn (@traeabn) on

Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo delivered a passionate speech to a crowd of protestors in Third Ward.


About the Author: