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Demonstrators Demand More Police Reform On The Anniversary Of George Floyd's Assassination
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Demonstrators Demand More Police Reform On The Anniversary Of George Floyd's Assassination


It has been one year since George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, igniting a global outpouring of protests and a reckoning with systemic racism and law enforcement's mistreatment of Black people in America.

Floyd's family joined activists, citizens, and others who had lost loved ones to police brutality at a rally in Minneapolis on Sunday, one of many remembrances.

“It has been a long, painful year,” Floyd’s sister Bridgett said at the event, which took place in front of the Minneapolis courthouse where ex-officer Derek Chauvin was convicted in Floyd’s death in May. “It has been very frustrating for me and my family for our lives to change in the blink of an eye, and I still don’t know why.”

This week sees the continuation of a series of events commemorating Floyd and calling for police reform.

Read live updates on Floyd's death anniversary below (you may need to refresh the page to see the most recent updates; all times are Eastern).

5/24/2021, 2:22 p.m. ET, Biden To Meet With Floyd's Family

According to NBC, President Joe Biden will host Floyd's family members at the White House this week.

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Several Floyd-related events will take place in Minneapolis on May 24th, 2021 at 1:44 p.m. ET.

Other events in Minneapolis honoring Floyd on the anniversary of his death were reported by the Associated Press:

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where Floyd was born, was holding a series of events in Minneapolis to commemorate Floyd's birthday.

Floyd's siblings established the nonprofit in his honor in September 2020 to address racial disparities in Black and brown communities.

Other events in Minneapolis leading up to the anniversary include a virtual "day of action" that encourages people to organize remotely, two panels with families and other activists on Monday, and a community festival and candlelight vigil on Tuesday.

More information can be found at this link.

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