When is George Floyd's funeral and who is attending?

PRESIDENT Donald Trump isn't expected to attend the funeral of father-of-three George Floyd, who will be laid to rest in his hometown.

After a poignant memorial service in Minneapolis – where the bouncer was killed – his coffin is on its way to Houston, Texas.

When is George Floyd's funeral?

A private funeral will take place to say farewell to George Floyd in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, June 9.

Retired boxing champ Floyd Mayweather generously offered to cover the funeral expenses, and the family accepted.

The former boxer sent a £70,000 cheque to pay for funeral costs as it’s what "he feels is right in his heart".

According to ABC13, the funeral will start from 11am on Tuesday, June 9, at The Fountain of Praise Church.

Floyd is expected to be buried at the Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.

Where is it being held and who's attending?

George Floyd's funeral service is being held at The Fountain of Praise Church, 13950 Hillcroft Ave in Houston.

According to its website, the "Fountain of Praise is a Bible-based ministry focused on the restoration of the lost and broken".

President Donald Trump is not planning on attending the funeral, say media reports.

About half of those in attendance will be Floyd's family, a church source told ABC13.

"The other half will include national dignitaries and notable luminaries, including presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden," the broadcaster adds.

The church said that other confirmed guests include Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, US Reps Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green, Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump, ex-boxer Floyd Mayweather, and entertainers Slim Thug, Leela James, and Paul Wall.

Where have memorials been held in the US?

Celebrities, musicians and political leaders paid their respects in front of George Floyd’s golden casket on June 4 in Minneapolis – where he was killed.

The service – the first in a series of memorials set for three cities over six days – unfolded at a sanctuary at North Central University.

Family members were in attendance including his brother Terrence – who called for peace – and his tearful cousin Shareeduh Tate.

US civil rights activist the Reverend Al Sharpton told mourners: "George Floyd should not be among the deceased.

"He did not die of common health conditions. He died of a common American criminal justice malfunction.

"It's time for us to stand up in George's name and say, 'Get your knee off our necks'."

Those gathered at the tribute stood in silence for eight minutes, 46 seconds, to mark the amount of time a cop kneeled on Floyd's neck on May 25.

Outside, hundreds chanted his name as a hearse prepared to carry him away.

A memorial tribute service was also held on June 4 in Brooklyn, New York.

His body goes next to Raeford, North Carolina, near where he was born, for a public viewing and private family service on Saturday, June 6.

Another public viewing will be held Monday in Houston, where Floyd was raised and lived most of his life, ahead of the June 9 private funeral.

How has his death been marked in the UK and around the world?

In the UK and around the world, protesters have rallied to demand justice for George Floyd, and to campaign against racism in solidarity with demonstrators across American cities.

Barcelona, Spain, held a candlelit vigil to mourn the bouncer's death.

Many protests – including in Lille, northern France – have also highlighted other controversial deaths of black people in custody.

On June 3, riot police clashed with protesters at a Black Lives Matter demo outside the US embassy in Athens, Greece.

South Africa's ruling party says it is launching a "Black Friday" campaign in response to the death of George Floyd and "institutionalised racism" in the US, at home, in China and "wherever it rears its ugly head".

The African National Congress says President Cyril Ramaphosa on June 5 will call on people to wear black on Fridays in solidarity.

The campaign is also meant to highlight deaths by citizens at the hands of security forces in South Africa.

In Australia, thousands gathered in its capital on June 5 to remind Australians that the racial inequality underscored by Floyd’s death was not unique to the US.

The Canberra rally had authorities concerned about maintaining social distancing.

Police are seeking a court order banning a rally in Australia’s largest city, Sydney, because of the coronavirus risk. 

Matilda House, an elder of the Ngambri-Ngunnawal family group who are the traditional owners of the Canberra region, said: "Australians have to understand that what's been going on in the US has been happening here for a long time."

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