Prosfygika (squatted refugee settlements)
No justice no peace, fight the police. Prosfygika for Black Lives.
Solidarity banner created and displayed by Prosfygika, a building complex of old refugee settlements that operates as a squatted autonomous community, shows the face of George Floyd, framed by the slogans "No justice no peace, fight the police" and "Prosfygika for Black Lives."
Photograph by Julia Tulke, artwork by Prosfygika.
Urban Art Mapping Research Project
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.