George Floyd Square: scene of tears and tensions

Minneapolis (AFP) – Memorial or no-go zone? The Minneapolis intersection where George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who was killed last summer by a white police officer, has become a bit of both. “George Floyd Square” is a public shrine, a focal point for debate and a canvas for artistic expression denouncing racial injustice and police brutality.  Surrounded by concrete barricades and patrolled by self-appointed “guardians,” the intersection at 38th and Chicago has also been the scene of several shootings, at least one of them fatal. Bouquets, candles and hand-written messages mark the spot …

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