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June 8 coverage of nationwide unrest and ongoing protests

George Floyd's death has sparked protests across the country. Here are the latest updates.
Image: Pallbearers bring George Floyd's casket into the Fountain of Praise Church for a memorial and viewing services in Houston, Texas, on June 8, 2020.
Pallbearers bring George Floyd's casket into the Fountain of Praise Church for a memorial and viewing services in Houston, Texas, on June 8, 2020.Mario Tama / Getty Images

This live coverage has now ended. Continue reading June 9 coverage of George Floyd's death and the nationwide protests.

Friends and family of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man whose death touched off a national debate about systemic racism, were joined at a Houston memorial on Monday by thousands of strangers who showed up to pay their final respects.

On Sunday night, a majority of the Minneapolis City Council agreed to dismantle the city's police department after the death of Floyd in police custody, Councilman Jeremiah Ellison told NBC News. He said the council would work to disband the department in its "current iteration."

Speaking Sunday at a community meeting before the vote, the council's president, Lisa Bender, vowed to "re-create systems of public safety that actually keep us safe."

In Washington, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, joined demonstrators marching to the White House on Sunday in protest of Floyd's death.

“We need a voice against racism. We need many voices against racism and against brutality. And we need to stand up and say black lives matter,” Romney, the GOP presidential nominee in 2012, said.

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1027d ago / 4:18 AM UTC

Los Angeles police chief orders moratorium on carotid hold

1027d ago / 3:52 AM UTC

2 Atlanta officers charged with assault during protests seek jobs back

1027d ago / 2:44 AM UTC

'They're chanting his name ... but they didn't know him like we knew him,' Floyd's classmates say

1027d ago / 2:02 AM UTC

President takes aim at NFL after league says it was wrong to not let players protest

1027d ago / 1:44 AM UTC

Calls for racial justice reshaping media landscape


1028d ago / 12:53 AM UTC

Los Angeles won't prosecute curfew violations

1028d ago / 12:00 AM UTC

Seattle police reopening streets to allow protests

1028d ago / 11:56 PM UTC

George Floyd remembered at public memorial in his hometown of Houston

1028d ago / 10:47 PM UTC

Democratic leaders clash with Black Lives Matter activists over 'defund the police'

1028d ago / 10:42 PM UTC

Trump: ‘We won't be defunding or dismantling our police’

1028d ago / 10:26 PM UTC

University of Alabama to remove Confederate plaques from campus

1028d ago / 9:57 PM UTC

McConnell: ‘Call me old fashioned,’ but we need police to stop criminals

1028d ago / 9:00 PM UTC

Derek Chauvin's bail set at $1.25M in first court appearance in George Floyd death

1028d ago / 8:50 PM UTC

Seattle beefs up security as unrest continues

1028d ago / 8:03 PM UTC

Mayor of Houston pays his respects to George Floyd

1028d ago / 6:50 PM UTC

Voices from the Houston funeral of George Floyd

1028d ago / 6:48 PM UTC

The long goodbye to George Floyd reaches his hometown of Houston

1028d ago / 6:10 PM UTC

Rev. Al Sharpton posts picture with Joe Biden and family of George Floyd

1028d ago / 5:24 PM UTC

New fence around the White House becomes a canvas for protesters

1028d ago / 5:15 PM UTC

Biden comes out against defunding police departments

1028d ago / 4:20 PM UTC

Philadelphia couple marries amid peaceful protests

1028d ago / 3:42 PM UTC

France to abandon police chokeholds, security chief says

1028d ago / 2:57 PM UTC

Pelosi, top Democrats unveil police reform bill

1028d ago / 2:23 PM UTC

Philadelphia police union cheers embattled officer

1028d ago / 2:02 PM UTC

Martin Luther King III lays flowers at site where George Floyd was killed

1028d ago / 1:27 PM UTC

St. Louis man charged with murder in fatal shooting of retired police captain

1028d ago / 1:22 PM UTC

NYPD misconduct often involves minority youth, report says

1028d ago / 12:45 PM UTC

Thousands expected to pay final respects to George Floyd in Houston

1028d ago / 12:13 PM UTC

What does protester rallying cry 'defund the police' mean?

1028d ago / 11:57 AM UTC

George Floyd's family appeals to U.N. for support for police reform


1028d ago / 11:41 AM UTC

Man drives into Seattle George Floyd protest, shoots one protester

1028d ago / 9:54 AM UTC

New York City begins to reopen after coronavirus lockdown, curfew lifted

1028d ago / 2:48 AM UTC
1028d ago / 2:16 AM UTC

Cincinnati Reds great Joey Votto says #BlackLivesMatter

1029d ago / 1:34 AM UTC

Protesters call to defund the police

1029d ago / 1:28 AM UTC

Majority of Minneapolis City Council commits to dismantling city's police department