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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 05:28 AM

Houston 'ramping up' police presence for George Floyd march, protesters asked to wear masks

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking people who plan to attend the citywide march for George Floyd Tuesday to take precautions and peacefully protest in respect for Floyd's family.

"I expect the march to be peaceful and respectful with the focus on George Floyd and his family," Turner said during a Monday press conference.

Houston rappers Trae Tha Truth and Bun B are working with Floyd's family to hold a march Tuesday afternoon starting at Discovery Green in downtown. Floyd, who is originally from Houston and grew up in the Third Ward, died while in Minneapolis police custody last week. Video of his death circulated online, leading to protests, marches and riots across the country.

Turner said the city has increased its law enforcement presence in preparation of Tuesday's march and is "ramping up" for a large crowd. With the exception of some rioting, looting and the more than 400 arrests that were made over the course of the weekend protests, Turner said Houston protests have remained somewhat peaceful.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/houston/article/City-ramping-up-police-presence-for-upcoming-15309056.php

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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 02:48 PM

1. My 2020 high school grad just left with several friends and at least 1 mom, masks, posters,

heading there. I told them this is their year to make changes.

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