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If you want something to encapsulate what it feels like to be from Houston, Texas – it’s the above image. Black men, clad in masks that may have hid their beards and grimaces but not their determination. Riders from the 5th Ward and other trail rides across the city descended on Discovery Green Tuesday (June 2), along with thousands of men, women and children who marched in the name of George Floyd.

According to city officials, the estimated attendance of the march was around 60,000 people.

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The protest, organized by the Floyd Family and community organizers, began at Discovery Green and snaked through downtown and ended up at City Hall. Along the way, numerous individuals yelled variations of “I Can’t Breathe,” “No Justice, No Peace,” “Say His Name – George Floyd” and verbal slander towards the President of the United States.

On stage at Discovery Green, Bun B made it clear that the day was about peace and not any foolishness.

“If you see instigators attempting to disrupt this protest, point they ass out and we will remove them,” the Trill OG said. “You know the phrase, ‘blood, sweat and tears?’ We gon’ sweat today, there may be tears, but there won’t be no blood shed.”

As protestors marched, others who weren’t protesting but contributing their way to help pass out bottles of water and extra masks and face coverings for those who were. Local artists such as Paul WallCal WayneLil FlipSauce Walka, Yung AlRob GullatteShow and others such as Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson were along for the march, open and vocal about why they were among the thousands braving the Houston heat.

“Keep the main goal in mind,” Cal Wayne said in a video posted to his Instagram account before the march. “We’re doing a reflection for big bro. If you see anybody on that b.s., hold them accountable.”

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At City Hall, activists such as Tamika Mallory spoke in front of thousands. “They keep asking me, how do we calm to the streets? I tell them, ‘Arrest the damn cops who had something to do with George Floyd’s death.’”

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner along with Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo joined protesters at City Hall, not only demanding justice for Floyd but echoing sentiments of Bun earlier in the day that they wanted the protest to be an example of how Houston does things.

“In our city, we respect every single person. Every person is important, every neighborhood is of value and we have to commit ourselves to make sure that we are better every single day,” Turner said. “What is important that people like myself who are in positions of authority and power, we have to make sure that while we are here, we work every single day to make a positive difference. It is important for the mayor of the city of Houston to walk, march, stand up and protest with you and not against you.”

He added, “This day is not about City Hall. Quite frankly, this is your home. This is your city. It does not belong to me, it belongs to you. Today, it is about lifting up the family of George Floyd. It is about lifting up George Floyd.”

See some of the photos from the march below.

More Than 60,000 People Take Downtown Houston For Powerful George Floyd March [PHOTOS]  was originally published on theboxhouston.com

1. George Floyd Protest – Houston

George Floyd Protest - Houston Source:Getty

A man holds a sign as thousands of members of the community gathered to mourn the death of George Floyd during a march across downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. – Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,adult,law,justice – concept,men,abundance,group of people,city,death,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,city life,social issues,police force,conflict,downtown district,protest,racism,mourning,politics and government,riot,racial tensions,curfew,anti-racism,george floyd

2. Gathering Near The Reflection Pool

Gathering Near The Reflection Pool Source:Getty

Thousands of members of the community gathered to mourn the death of George Floyd during a march across downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. – Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,law,justice – concept,abundance,group of people,city,death,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,city life,social issues,police force,conflict,downtown district,protest,racism,mourning,politics and government,riot,racial tensions,curfew,anti-racism,george floyd

3. Black Fists Up – Houston

Black Fists Up - Houston Source:Getty

Thousands of members of the community raise their fists as they gather to mourn the death of George Floyd during a march across downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. – Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,law,justice – concept,abundance,city,death,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,city life,social issues,police force,conflict,downtown district,protest,racism,mourning,fist,politics and government,riot,racial tensions,curfew,anti-racism,george floyd

4. Gathering In Discovery Green

Gathering In Discovery Green Source:Getty

Thousands of members of the community gathered to mourn the death of George Floyd during a march across downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. – Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,law,justice – concept,abundance,group of people,city,death,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,city life,social issues,police force,conflict,downtown district,protest,racism,mourning,politics and government,riot,racial tensions,curfew,anti-racism,george floyd

5. Standing At City Hall

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HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 02: A crowd listens to a speech at Houston City hall after a march in honor of George Floyd on June 2, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Members of George Floyd’s family participated in a march that went from Discovery Green to City Hall with support from the local chapter of Black Lives Matter. George Floyd, a former resident of Houston’s Third Ward, died after being held down by Derek Chauvin, a former member of the Minneapolis Police Department who has since been fired and charged with third degree murder. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,law,texas,houston – texas,politics,large group of people,gulf coast states,listening,speech,honor,politics and government,crowd of people,george floyd

6. Protesters Riders On Horseback – Houston

Protesters Riders On Horseback - Houston Source:Getty

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 02: Protesters on horseback make their way toward city hall during a march in honor of George Floyd on June 2, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Members of George Floyd’s family participated in a march that went from Discovery Green to City Hall with support from the local chapter of Black Lives Matter. George Floyd, a former resident of Houston’s Third Ward, died after being held down by Derek Chauvin, a former member of the Minneapolis Police Department who has since been fired and charged with third degree murder. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,law,city,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,five people,protest,honor,protestor,politics and government,racial tensions,george floyd

7. Art Acevedo Talking With A Protester

Art Acevedo Talking With A Protester Source:Getty

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 02: Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo greets a man as before a march in honor of George Floyd on June 2, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Members of George Floyd’s family participated in a march that went from Discovery Green to City Hall with support from the local chapter of Black Lives Matter. George Floyd, a former resident of Houston’s Third Ward, died after being held down by Derek Chauvin, a former member of the Minneapolis Police Department who has since been fired and charged with third degree murder. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,adult,law,men,two people,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,three quarter length,greeting,conflict,honor,police chief,politics and government,art acevedo,george floyd

8. Protesters On Horseback

Protesters On Horseback Source:Getty

Protesters demonstrate to mourn the death of George Floyd during a march across downtown Houston, Texas, on June 2, 2020. – Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,topix,law,justice – concept,city,death,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,city life,social issues,police force,conflict,downtown district,protest,racism,mourning,protestor,politics and government,riot,racial tensions,curfew,anti-racism,george floyd

9. Stop Killing Us – Houston

Stop Killing Us - Houston Source:Getty

A man holds a sign as thousands of members of the community gathered to mourn the death of George Floyd during a march across downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. – Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,adult,law,justice – concept,men,abundance,group of people,city,death,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,city life,social issues,police force,conflict,downtown district,protest,racism,mourning,politics and government,riot,racial tensions,curfew,anti-racism,george floyd

10. Upside Down American Flag – Houston

Upside Down American Flag - Houston Source:Getty

A man waves a US flag as thousands of members of the community gathered to mourn the death of George Floyd during a march across downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. – Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,adult,law,justice – concept,men,group of people,city,death,texas,houston – texas,politics,flag,gulf coast states,city life,social issues,police force,conflict,downtown district,protest,racism,mourning,politics and government,riot,racial tensions,curfew,anti-racism,waving – gesture,george floyd

11. Thousands Protest In Houston For George Floyd

Thousands Protest In Houston For George Floyd Source:Getty

Thousands of members of the community gathered to mourn the death of George Floyd during a march across downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. – Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,law,justice – concept,abundance,group of people,city,death,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,city life,social issues,police force,conflict,downtown district,protest,racism,mourning,politics and government,riot,racial tensions,curfew,anti-racism,george floyd

12. Child With Sign “Am I Next?” – Houston Protests

Child With Sign "Am I Next?" - Houston Protests Source:Getty

Thousands of members of the community gathered to mourn the death of George Floyd during a march across downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. – Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,law,justice – concept,abundance,group of people,city,death,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,city life,social issues,police force,conflict,downtown district,protest,racism,mourning,politics and government,riot,racial tensions,curfew,anti-racism,george floyd

13. George Floyd Mural – Third Ward

George Floyd Mural - Third Ward Source:Getty

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 02: A mural of George Floyd is shown painted on the side of Scott Food Mart in the Third Ward before a march in his honor on June 2, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Family members of Floyd were scheduled to participate in a march from Discovery Green to City Hall with support from the local chapter of Black Lives Matter. Floyd, a former resident of the Third Ward, died May 25 while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) no people,photography,horizontal,usa,law,texas,houston – texas,politics,gulf coast states,honor,mural,politics and government,george floyd