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10 emotional photos from george floyd's memorial

It's been one year since his death.

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In Minnesota, a mural was created in remembrance of George Floyd, who was killed by police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020. Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.

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On April 20, 2021, Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. 

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The mural, by artists Cadex Herrera, Greta McLain and Xena Goldman, included the names of Black Americans who died in police custody. ARTnews wrote there wasn’t enough room to include them all.

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That says something about America.

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Terrence Floyd, George’s brother, knelt in prayer at the memorial site in Minneapolis last year.

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At the site of George Floyd’s murder, there’s a memorial with a centerpiece of flowers and notes. Words written around the spot include messages of hope and Floyd’s last words: “I can’t breathe.”

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Floyd’s death spurred Black Lives Matter protests across America and around the world last year.

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People visit the memorial to commune in remembrance, reflection and consolation. 

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The streets around the site of Floyd’s death, now known as George Floyd Square, remain closed off to traffic.

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George’s other brother, Philonise Floyd, kneels at George Floyd Square. In March 2021, the City of Minneapolis agreed to a $27 million wrongful death settlement with Floyd’s family.

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Minneapolis residents commemorated what should’ve been George Floyd’s 47th birthday on Oct.14.

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To help combat systemic racism, consider learning from or donating to these organizations: Campaign Zero, ColorofChange.org and National Cares Mentoring Movement.

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