Photos: George Floyd Square - 4th of July in Minneapolis

Updated: Feb 20

The annual Minneapolis ‘Red, White and Boom’ fireworks were cancelled; ‘Black 4th’ will be taking place this evening at US Bank Stadium with a silent march and fireworks.

George Floyd Square July 4, 2020

Minneapolis, MN - Typical 4th of July festivities have been cancelled around the Twin Cities this year but there are multiple events going on in the racial justice realm.

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A group is gathering at George Floyd Square in South Minneapolis for the ‘March for Liberty and Justice For All’ 4th of July protest. ‘Black Independence Day at the State Capitol - Right to Bear Arms’ took place earlier this afternoon. Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) is hosting a bike, skate & rollerblade protest this evening to “demand fundamental change to the criminal justice system”.

The annual Minneapolis Red, White and Boom Celebration and fireworks were cancelled; ‘Black 4th’ is taking it’s place at US Bank Stadium this evening. There will be a silent march through the streets of downtown Minneapolis, food and fireworks.

George Floyd Square is a community space/ memorial to George Floyd outside of Cup Foods at 38th and Chicago Ave. in South Minneapolis at the site where he died. There are multiple barriers people have used to create a border around George Floyd Square. Free masks and hand sanitizer are offered upon entry. Free food and water is always available. Flowers and artwork are everywhere, so is graffiti. There are frequent public gatherings day at George Floyd Square.

Images by Teresa Blair, George Floyd Square July 4, 2020

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