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Barriers removed, new ones go up, at George Floyd Square

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Jun 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-03 16:29:41-04

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Crews have removed concrete barriers, artwork, flowers and other items from a Minneapolis intersection that has been a sprawling memorial to George Floyd since his death last year.

The clearing work took about four hours to complete Thursday morning at the intersection that is informally known as George Floyd Square.

The intersection has been closed to traffic since the 46-year-old Black man was killed there at the hands of police.

The city says a community group coordinated Thursday's effort to clear the site and that a fist sculpture will remain.

But not long after the concrete barriers were removed and traffic started to flow at the intersection, community activists erected makeshift barriers and resumed chanting Floyd's name.

The city says a fist sculpture will remain at the intersection.