Minneapolis Honors George Floyd, One Year After His Murder at Hands of Police Officer

HeadlineMay 24, 2021

In Minneapolis, community members, civil rights leaders and George Floyd’s family gathered to mark the first anniversary of Floyd’s murder ahead of the May 25 anniversary this Tuesday. This is local community organizer and pastor Carmen Means.

Carmen Means: “So, what has changed? The game hasn’t changed. The game remains the same. But what has changed is that you’ve been activated on a whole 'nother level. There's a warrior on the inside of you that was activated on 5/25 on a whole ’nother level.”

George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the Minneapolis police set off a nationwide uprising and global movement calling for an end to racism and for the defense of Black lives. President Biden will host Floyd’s family at the White House tomorrow.

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