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Over 100 arrested during 2nd night of Houston demonstrations over George Floyd’s death, police say

Second night of Houston demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes.
Second night of Houston demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. (Houston Police Department)

Over 100 people were arrested in downtown Houston Saturday night on the city’s second day of demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes.

100 to 150 people were arrested during the rally Friday and a handful of HPD officers sustained minor injuries, Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a news briefing Friday night.

Floyd, 46, a Houston native, grew up in the Third Ward and graduated from Jack Yates High School where he played football.

He died in Minneapolis police custody while being arrested Monday. Video showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck, pinning him to the ground while he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.

Demonstrations are being held across the country in the wake of his death.

WATCH: Demonstrators march towards Houston Police headquarters in downtown Houston Saturday

WATCH LIVE: Protesters are marching towards Houston Police headquarters in downtown Houston. LIVE UPDATES: https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/05/30/heres-what-houston-looks-like-this-morning-after-protests-over-george-floyds-death/

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Saturday, May 30, 2020

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