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Minneapolis to Begin Clearing George Floyd Memorial Site Angering Some Community Members

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It has been over a year since the death of George Floyd on May 25, and the memorial citizens made to him will be coming down. Since his death, the Minneapolis intersection that was the site of his arrest where police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck until he was lifeless has been used as a memorial site.

Minneapolis city workers have reportedly begun to clear up the memorial site to Floyd at the intersection of 28th Street and Chicago Avenue. Ever since Floyd’s death, “the site has been closed to traffic and turned into a protest and memorial site known to anti-racism activists and community members as George Floyd Square” reports the Daily Beast.

CBSN Minnesota reported city workers began to clear concrete barriers in the early hours of Thursday morning. Area citizens are taking to social media to speak their opinions about the apparent clean-up. One Twitter user @marciaxthree posted a video at 4:22 am Thursday of multiple city workers at the location with the caption, “The city is here. #nojusticenostreets #minneapolis #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd.”

Local network KSTP reported community members angered by the apparent clean-up have begun arriving at the scene.

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