From streets to the capitol, how George Floyd’s name became a call for change

State lawmakers are back at the capitol in a second special session to address an array of concerns, including the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Tim Walz’s peacetime emergency.

However, the biggest issue lawmakers are facing is the call to pass legislation to require major reforms to law enforcement.

Eight weeks ago Monday, George Floyd’s life ended under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. The Twin Cities was rocked by days of protests, both peaceful and violent, and a growing call demanding change.

We want to show you how George Floyd’s name has become a call for change, from the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul to the halls of the state capitol.

The above video is eight minutes long, the same length of time Floyd had a knee on his neck.