RIP Floyd in blue with a peace sign

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Title

RIP Floyd in blue with a peace sign

Coverage

2650 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Description

"RIP Floyd" is spray painted in blue on the plywood boards of the Uptown Walgreens. The "O" in "Floyd" is an upside-down peace sign.

Source

This Walgreens was looted and burned.

Rights

Annie Vitale (photographer): annenvitale@gmail.com

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

AV

Identifier

UAM-GF_0640

Subject

George Perry Floyd (October 14, 1973 - May 25, 2020) was a 46-year-old Black American man who was murdered by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin after Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020. Floyd’s murder sparked an international movement for Black Lives Matter, the largest civil rights movement of the century. On March 12, 2021, the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay $27 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Floyd's family. On June 25, 2021, Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for his crimes.

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Graffiti

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