The statue of Former Mayor Frank Rizzo was removed by the city in the middle of the night — on Saturday, the first day of the protests, demonstrators had set the base of the statue on fire.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison also announced Wednesday afternoon aiding and abetting murder charges against former officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao in the death of George Floyd, while increasing the charge against Officer Derek Chauvin from third to second-degree murder.
Hundreds marched peacefully from the where the Rizzo statue once stood in front of the Municipal Services Building around City Hall and down Broad Street, with signs reading statements like “Black Lives Matter” and “Justice for Floyd.”
“I think that's a wonderful first step in Minneapolis right now, but I think we need broader systemic reforms, and there's so many others — Breonna Taylor, we need justice for her. We could get retroactive justice for Eric Garner, for Philando Castile, for so many others” he said.
A citywide curfew has been put into effect again from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.