It’s more than just an intersection. It’s become a site of global importance.
The intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis was a pocket of commercial activity in an otherwise residential area—a few busy bus stops, a gas station, a bodega on the corner. Now, it’s a makeshift memorial. Since the death of George Floyd there on May 25, and the subsequent protests it sparked in cities around the world, the area has turned into a hybrid space of activism, remembrance, tourism, and lawlessness.
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