Dozens of Yates High School graduates attend George Floyd vigil

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Dozens of Jack Yates High School students, past and present, remember their classmate and friend out on the football field during a vigil Monday night.

National and local Yates alumni gathered at the field where the Houston native once played and dominated.

Floyd died in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for close to 9 minutes, ignoring Floyd's pleas until he eventually stopped moving.

Floyd's alma mater released this statement:

"The Alumni of Jack Yates is deeply saddened and enraged over the senseless murder of our beloved Lion. We wish to express our support for the family and friends of Mr. Floyd. We along with millions of others across the world demand Justice for this Injustice. We are asking all current and former Jack Yates Alumni to wear Crimson and Gold."


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