The last days of May: A visual timeline of the George Floyd Protests

Following the killing of George Floyd, the Twin Cities bore witness to protests, riots and communities attempting to heal.

Akilha Venzant holds an American flag while addressing law enforcement on East Lake Street near the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Friday, May 29. While the crowd of demonstrators chanted “Black Lives Matter,” Venzant addressed each officer individually, saying: “Black lives matter. They do. They really do.”

Andy Kosier

Akilha Venzant holds an American flag while addressing law enforcement on East Lake Street near the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Friday, May 29. While the crowd of demonstrators chanted “Black Lives Matter,” Venzant addressed each officer individually, saying: “Black lives matter. They do. They really do.”

Jack Rodgers and Andy Kosier

Monday, May 25

A then-Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd near Cup Foods in South Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Floyd repeatedly told Chauvin and the three other officers at the scene, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, that he could not breathe before becoming unresponsive. 

Tuesday, May 26 

 

Wednesday, May 27

MPD released the names of the four officers involved in George Floyd’s killing: Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J.Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao.

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced that the University will no longer contract with MPD for law enforcement support during large events or for specialized services.

The cause and manner of George Floyd’s death remain under investigation by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Community organizers called for charges to be brought against Chauvin and the three other officers after all four were fired Tuesday.

Thursday, May 28

Friday, May 29

Saturday, May 30

Sunday, May 31