HOUSTON – Rappers Trae tha Truth and Bun B announced a march Tuesday with the family of George Floyd in Houston. The event will begin at Discovery Green at 1500 McKinney at 3 p.m.
“Make no mistake, George Floyd was a Houstonian born and raised in the Third Ward and so this could have happened to any person of color in the city of Houston,” said Bun B.
“I’m inviting the whole city to be a part. All people. All races. All humanity. We will do it right for the homie,” Bun B wrote on his Instagram Sunday. “We want to stand as a united front. It gives an opportunity for all people who care about injustice, police brutality, and stand against racism to all come together as one.”
“The whole city needs to come out and stand up for one of our own,” Trae tha Truth wrote on Instagram Sunday. “We will stand with whoever stands for what’s right and will stand against who is wrong.”
Trae tha Truth said he has noticed looters and people with earpieces that are not from the community rioting and lotting. He said that behavior will not be tolerated at the event. “We are going to assemble peacefully, we are going to march peacefully, we are going to protest peacefully, but we are going to be loud, we are going to be adamant and we are going to demand to be heard,” said Bun B.
On Monday, Mayor Turner announced he would be joining Floyd’s family during the protest.
“We want to honor Mr. Floyd’s memory in a respectful way,” Turner said.
Tomorrow @TRAEABN, @BunBTrillOG, and other activists are organizing a peaceful and organized protest tomorrow.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 1, 2020
I will join them and members of #GeorgeFloyd’s family in this peaceful event.
We want to honor Mr. Floyd’s memory in a respectful way.#JusticeforGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/Db9WwTlRni
Trae tha Truth said the goal is to make this biggest march ever.
“We will make George and his family proud,” he wrote. “We will not be bullied or silenced at all. We are one."
Bun B is demanding action. He wants legislation to create community review boards with subpoena power and more. “We are going to demand changes in the way that the city of Houston is run, the way the city of Houston is policed and laws that govern us locally, we are also going to ask on a state level that Governor Abbott hear our demands and try to institute policy reform,” said Bun B.
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Houston Texas!!!! The Time For Fear Is Over.... Its Time To Stand For #GeorgeFloyd And His Family... Meet Us Tuesday At Discovery Green, We Will Start Marching At 3pm.. The Whole City Need To Come Out And Stand Up For One Of Our Own!! #GeorgeFloyd We Will Stand With Whoever Stands For Whats Right , and Will Stand Against Who Wrong... P.S. i been seein looters and people with earpieces that aint even from here or the community Startin the rioting and looting... That Shit Wont Fly Wit Us.... We Will Make George And His Family Proud.. We Will Not Be Bullied Or Silenced At All.... We Are One !!! See Yall Tuesday!! Stand For Something Or Fall For Anything!! (Share This) We Need To Make This The Biggest March Ever!!
“We just want to stand as unified front right now and send a message to the world of how Houston, Texas gets down,” said Bun B.