George Floyd Coverage

One week in Minneapolis

On Memorial Day, a white police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd, a black man who died less than an hour later.

In the following days, thousands of people — some peaceful, some violent — took to the streets.

Businesses burned.

A community grieved.

By Anna Boone • Star Tribune • June 3, 2020

A man walks past a damaged building in Minneapolis following overnight protests.


It started on a street corner in south Minneapolis.

The death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department ignited protests against racism and police brutality across the globe. Peaceful marches in the Twin Cities grew into the thousands by day. After dark, violence flared.

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