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-We are on Chicago and 38th.
We're kind of giving back to the community, giving out water.
People have donated food.
People have donated everything.
We're kind of just helping each other out and rallying together as a community right now.
-We need to stand together with each other.
-We're on 38th and Chicago, right outside of Cup Foods, which is where the killing of our brother George Floyd occurred.
We got about I'd say like 2,000 people out here.
So peaceful. -You want cold water?
-I'm good.-Are you sure?
You need it. It's hot.
Every single day that I've been out, it's been peaceful.
We protest peacefully.
We're here to serve justice for injustice.
-Stay safe, alright? -That's why we're here.
And this is the story that we need to show, 'cause this is the real Minnesota family.
Justice means community.
Justice means loving each other, no matter what background you have.
-Yup. -It doesn't matter what race you are, what creed, anything.
What we saw was inhumane, and we have to show humanity in this community.
-You stand on a man's neck for eight minutes while your cop friends are just standing there, saying, "It's okay."
-That's murder. -"You're taking this man's life.
It's okay."
-The autopsy shows that he was killed.
-Water?
-Eight minutes. -Water?
-Eight whole minutes, someone was kneeling on his neck.
You're gonna tell me that he just died because of his personal conditions?
That does not make sense.
-Water!
-It lit a fire under the butts of America.
And I hate to say it, but everybody has a purpose in life, and I think that his death was to light a fire under this country.
And at the end of the day, nations were built on blood.
This is a fact.
And something needs to change in this country right now, and people are motivated.
It's sad that it takes somebody dying to motivate a country.
But at the end of the day, that's the reality that we have to deal with.
-It's been ups and downs, but, like, to bring out this many people, to see, like, we are really a city and we really do have a chance to stand on something and get something done, why not take the opportunity?
It's sad, you know, but it ain't the first time that a black man has died, you know?
But it's Minneapolis.
We've been waiting for something like this for so long, and now we have a reason to be out here.
But it just gets too much when you start destroying, taking away from people.
Like, you don't got to do that to get your point across.
-Although we don't want people burning our communities, although we don't want people vandalizing, everybody expresses themselves in different ways.
-If people are looting, if people are breaking things, that's not what we condone.
But, I mean, that's an anger that's been built for years and years and centuries, and it's just --a business can be rebuilt, but a life can't be rebuilt, right?
-Exactly.
-So we know we can bring our community back, but a life we can't bring back.
-Hands up! -Don't shoot!
-Hands up! -Don't shoot!
-Hands up! -Don't shoot!
-We all want change -- you know, drastic, immediate change -- and we're ready to ride.
So, you know, we have a lot of people still out here, maybe 300 to 500, and we're holding it down.
We're speaking. We're rallying.
We're empowered. We're confident.
We're strong.
-Say his name! -George Floyd!
-What do we want? !
-Justice!
-We're a stronghold.
If we stop, other places might lose the fire.
You know, I feel like we're the coal.
The fire can go out, but the coal is so hot, you just blow on it a couple times and the fire's right back on it.
-Don't shoot! Don't shoot!
Don't shoot! Don't shoot!
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At the site of George Floyd's death, anger still burns

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nanako.kamiya published on June 3, 2020
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