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Floyd family to march in Texas as governor heads to Dallas

In this Monday, May 25, 2020, frame from video provided by Darnella Frazier, a Minneapolis officer kneels on the neck of a handcuffed man who was pleading that he could not breathe in Minneapolis. Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a George Floyd who died in police custody were fired Tuesday. | Source: Darnella Frazier via AP
In this Monday, May 25, 2020, frame from video provided by Darnella Frazier, a Minneapolis officer kneels on the neck of a handcuffed man who was pleading that he could not breathe in Minneapolis. Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a George Floyd who died in police custody were fired Tuesday. | Source: Darnella Frazier via AP(KALB)
Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 12:23 PM CDT
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The family of George Floyd is expected to join a march in Houston as protests continue nationwide in response to his death and other police killings of black people.

The march will begin Tuesday shortly after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he won't request military support after President Donald Trump threatened to deploy troops across the country to confront violence set off by Floyd's death.

Abbott also said Tuesday he wasn't asked to send Texas National Guard members to the District of Columbia after days of violent demonstrations there has led to fires and the use tear gas and flash bangs, including on peaceful protesters.

Floyd grew up in Houston and family members were expected to join a march in the nation's fourth-largest city Tuesday.

Like many governors, Abbott has activated the national guard and sent state troopers to big cities to boost the presence of law enforcement.

Mr. Trump has threatened to send in troops to American cities to “dominate the streets.”

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