This religious temple opened its doors shortly before noon, but many people came from early morning to say goodbye to a 46-year-old man who became a global symbol in the fight for human rights and equality.
"I wanted to arrive early to express my discomfort at this vast injustice," a 68-year-old woman, Lula Heyden said, adding that "there is still a great fight ahead to end racism in the U.S."
Amid a collective pain that has not diminished at all, many citizens recalled with tears the words of Floyd’s 6-year-old-daughter Gianna saying, “Daddy changed the world”.
"He started a movement against injustice," Alberto Sanchez, a Mexican living in Texas, said and added that "what happened will be a turning point because many people have realized it."
Furthermore, 7 out of 10 persons believe that Floyd's death expresses a systematic problem within the U.S. security forces and not an isolated case.
These data contrast with information published by the Washington Post in 2014 when an unarmed young black man was killed by police. At that time, only 4 out of 10 interviewees considered that such an incident expressed a major structural problem.