George Floyd Memorial Zone

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George Floyd Memorial Zone

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"The next thing I'm pissed off about is 38th and Chicago. I'm tired of Chicago. Why is not Floyd? When we were protesting at the beginning, what we said was 38th and Floyd." - Huda Yusuf (@justaskhuda)

On August 6th, Minneapolis city employees informed community members and business owners they were planning to remove barricades surrounding the George Floyd Memorial Zone. This area extends in a four block radius and contains the site where Floyd was murdered by police on May 25th. The city's phased reopening has since been postponed to an undetermined future date. Community members have released a list of 24 demands before the area can open again for normal vehicular traffic. This includes recalling Mike Freeman (Hennepin County Attorney), ending qualified immunity, investing $400,000 in a youth jobs program, and firing four Bureau of Criminal Apprehension officials in leadership positions.

Link in bio to the full list of demands.
Photos from Sit-In at George Floyd Memorial, August 17, 2020

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This item was submitted on March 16, 2021 by Dana Bell using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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