On May 26th, protests broke out across Minneapolis in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by four members of the Minneapolis Police Department. The MPD’s dramatic use of violence against these protesters created chaos and anger which boiled into riots and burning. A police precinct, several post offices, and entire city blocks of businesses along Lake Street were burned to the ground. On May 28th, the governor set a city-wide curfew and called in the National Guard, which only inflamed the destruction and anger at over-policing.
The burning and robberies quickly spread into nearby Uptown, where businesses boarded up their doors and windows in fear of further destruction.
Minneapolis is a very special city, however, and over the next few days, artists authorized and otherwise took to the streets to make lemonade out of lemons.
All photos taken by me on June 3rd. (It is 80 photos)