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George Floyd protests in Minneapolis–Saint Paul

Protests over the murder of George Floyd began in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area on May 26, 2020, as a reaction to a video that circulated in the media of police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds as three other officers assisted during an arrest the evening of May 25. Protests gave way to civil unrest in Minneapolis—sometimes called the Minneapolis riots or Minneapolis uprising—that affected the neighboring city of Saint Paul and other locations in the metropolitan region. Local events inspired a global protest movement against police brutality and racial inequality.Over a three-night period from May 27–29, 2020, Minneapolis sustained extraordinary damage from rioting and looting—largely concentrated on a 5-mile (8.0 km) stretch of Lake Street south of downtown—including the demise of the city's third police precinct building, which was overrun by demonstrators and set on fire. At cost of $350 million, approximately 1,300 properties in Minneapolis were damaged by the civil unrest, of which nearly 100 were entirely destroyed. Saint Paul suffered damages that totaled $82 million and affected 330 buildings, including 37 that were heavily damaged or entirely destroyed, mostly along the its University Avenue business corridor.Governor Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard in response to the riots, which resulted in the largest deployment of its forces since World War II. By early June 2020, violence in the Twin Cities metropolitan region had resulted in at least 2 deaths, 604 arrests, and upwards of $550 million in damage to approximately 1,500 properties, the second-most destructive period of local unrest in United States history, after the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Violent protests in Minneapolis–Saint Paul over the murder of George Floyd largely subsided after May 30, 2020. The Minnesota National Guard and a multi-jurisdiction government command that responded to the riots demobilized on June 7, 2020.Local protests and unrest over Floyd's murder continued in 2021 and broadened to other issues of racial injustice.



Minneapolis ( (listen)) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the seat of Hennepin County. With a population of 429,954 as of 2020, it is the 46th most populous city in the US. Minneapolis lies on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of the river's confluence with the Minnesota River at historic Fort Snelling, and adjoins Saint Paul, the state's capital. With one of the nation's best park systems, the city is abundant in water, with thirteen lakes, wetlands, the Mississippi River, creeks and waterfalls, many connected by parkways in the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. The city and surrounding region is the largest population and primary business center between Chicago and Seattle. Minneapolis was historically a marketplace for timber, became the flour milling capital of the world, and, to the present day, preserved its financial clout. Seven counties encompassing Minneapolis and its neighbor Saint Paul are known as the Twin Cities. In 2019, those counties are among sixteen making up the Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington MN–WI metropolitan area of 3.6 million, and twenty-two making up the combined statistical area of 4.0 million — the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States.Anchoring strong music and performing arts scenes, Minneapolis is home to both the Guthrie Theater and the First Avenue nightclub. Reflecting the region's status as a center of folk, funk, and alternative rock music, the city was the launching pad for several of the 20th century's most influential musicians, including Bob Dylan and Prince. Hip-hop and rap scenes produced artists Lizzo, Brother Ali, Atmosphere, and Dessa.