Statement of Position: 38th & Chicago | George Floyd Square
George Perry Floyd Jr. “George Floyd” is undeniably, tragically, and powerfully linked to the corner of 38th & Chicago. This is where his final breaths were heinously taken by then officers of the Minneapolis Police Department. As his family and friends continue to remember his life, PPNA & CNO along with many in the community, and around the world, stand with them in their ongoing calls for justice. The place where his life was taken has become known as George Floyd Square. Tens of thousands of people have made their way to this site and have laid one or more offerings in his name. PPNA & CNO support actions that can help ensure the various acts of remembrance, calls for justice, and healing anchor and envelope this space permanently.
38th & Chicago remains a key community and commercial intersection in South Minneapolis. Since the murder of George Floyd, PPNA & CNO acknowledge and has deep gratitude to every community member who chose to serve as gatekeepers, healers, emergency respond