The city of Minneapolis has a big vision to transform the gas station near the intersection where George Floyd was killed into a permanent memorial and justice healing center for the community. The gas station, which is currently owned by a white man, will be purchased by the city for $3.2 million and turned into a “space for reflection and healing.”
The decision to purchase the gas station was made by the Minneapolis City Council on Friday, June 26th. The council unanimously voted to approve the purchase, which was funded by private donations. “This is an important step in our city’s journey to heal,” said Mayor Jacob Frey. “It’s a journey that starts with justice for George Floyd but doesn’t end there. We have to continue working to dismantle systemic racism in our city, and this gas station will be a powerful symbol of that commitment.”
The project is still in its early stages, but the hope is that it will be a space where people can come to heal and learn about social justice. This is an incredible project that will help to heal the community and create a lasting tribute to George Floyd. We can’t wait to see it come to fruition! t is clear that they are committed to creating a space that meets the needs of those who have been most impacted by Floyd’s death and its aftermath.