White parishioners kneel down, ask for forgiveness in George Floyd's hometown Houston

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 03, 2020, 03.25 PM(IST)

'Father God we asked for forgiveness from our black brothers and sisters for years and years of racism,' one man is heard saying. Photograph:( Twitter )

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'Pray for my white, black and brown brothers and sisters who have had the courage to expose blatant racism in my own heart,' a parishioner says on video 

Amid raging protests across the United States over the death of 46-year-old African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, a video of a group of white people kneeling down to pray and apologise for the incident at victim's hometown of Houston has gone viral on social media.

'Father God we asked for forgiveness from our black brothers and sisters for years and years of racism,' one man is heard saying on Sunday. 

'Pray for my white, black and brown brothers and sisters who have had the courage to expose blatant racism in my own heart,' a parishioner says on the video. 

The event ended with both black and white attendees praying together. 

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George Floyd was killed last Monday while in police custody and his death has inspired protests as part of the Black Lives Matter movement 

Organizer, Johnny Gentry said: 'Here we are today when police kneel on a black man's neck - which do we prefer? That or for us to kneel in peace and solidarity'

Protests and vigils have taken across the country in the past as outraged viewers of video that captured his death at the hands of police in Minneapolis demand justice.

Floyd's death at 46 has also sparked conversation around the numerous killings of African Americans by law enforcement and white people.