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Signs At Minneapolis Autonomous Zone List Special Rules For White People

Minneapolis, MN – The cop-free, autonomous zone set up around the intersection where George Floyd died posted some rules “for white people in particular” after the guilty verdict came down for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday.

The intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue where Floyd died as he was being arrested on May 25, 2020 has been named George Floyd Square and access to a several-block area around has been for almost a year been blocked by barricades put in place and continuously manned by activists, FOX News reported.

Multiple people have been shot and several have died inside the Minneapolis autonomous zone in the past year and first responders were unable to get to them to help when protesters blocked access.

Since the most recent death in March, city officials have tried multiple times to retake the area, thus far without success.

On Wednesday, FOX News National Correspondent Matt Finn posted a flyer that he spotted posted to the barricades that block access to the police-free area.

The flyer welcome people to George Floyd Square, calling it “A Sacred Space for Community, Public Grief, and Protest.”

The sign said it was the area where Floyd “took his last breath under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer.”

A Hennepin County jury found Chauvin guilty of murder on April 21, FOX News reported.

The signed invited people to “enter with reverence, humility, and openness, as an invited guest” and “honor the space as a place to connect and grieve with other humans.”

All visitors are asked to wear masks.

However, the white people who visit George Floyd Square must also adhere to another set of rules, according to the flyer.

White visitors are supposed to “decenter” and “come to listen, learn, mourn, and witness,” according to the sign. “Remember you are here to support, not to be supported.”

Also, “be mindful of whether your volume, pace, and movements are supporting or undermining your efforts to decenter yourself.”

The rules called for white people to “seek to contribute to the energy of the space, rather than drain it.”

And if white people wanted to talk about their feelings and how they’re “processing” things, they should take it to “other white folks so that you will not harm” people of color, the flyer demanded.

There was a thinly-veiled warning about taking photos and video in the public place inside the autonomous zone.

And finally, the flyer ended with an admonishment for white people to speak up and lecture to anybody else white whom they might witness doing something “problematic.”

White people are supposed to intervene and “speak up with compassion to take the burden [off of] black folks and our siblings or color whenever appropriate.”

The sign also said that white people should “seek to engage rather than escalate, so that it can be a learning moment rather than a disruption.”

There were more anti-white signs posted near the barricades and throughout the Minneapolis autonomous zone, FOX News reported.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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