City Of Minneapolis Approves Stretch Where George Floyd Was Killed To Be Named After Him

The stretch is now a memorial.

The city of Minneapolis has confirmed the stretch where George Floyd tragically lost his life on May 25 will be named after him. Floyd, 46, died after former Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, was filmed with his knee on his neck for almost nine minutes despite the victim pleading he could not breathe. Though the street…

City Of Minneapolis Approves Stretch Where George Floyd Was Killed To Be Named After Him

A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd, 46 was killed when Derek Chauvin held a knee to his neck for almost 9 minutes while the victim pled and cried, “I can’t breathe.” The City Council approved the naming Friday, and Mayor Jacob Frey’s office said he would likely sign off on it as well. Months after Floyd’s death, the intersection remains barricaded and now holds a memorial. Some demonstrators have occupied the area, saying they will not leave until the city meets their demands, including funding for anti-racism training and a temporary property tax freeze for people within that zone.

The city had announced plans to reopen 38th Street this summer but backed off, avoiding a confrontation.

The city continues to work on a long-term plan for the intersection.

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