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Community members honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, others in Superior

Emily Ness
Updated: June 17, 2020 10:40 PM

Community members set up a memorial in Superior Wednesday for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others who lost their lives during encounters with police. 

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The memorial was set up on Hammond Avenue and Belknap Street by a group who has been demonstrating there for the past week on evenings that weather permits.

"I have family and friends who are black and they don’t feel comfortable and safe doing this themselves, so I feel like just based on the color of my skin and white privilege, people will listen to me, which is sad to say, but true—especially in this day and age and that’s my motivation. Plus, I am sick and tired of the hate and the innocent lives take. I’m just sick of it,” Cassie Goad of Superior said.

The group pooled together their money to purchase supplies for signs and flowers for the memorial. 

Along with George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the group is encouraging the public to say the names of others who tragically lost their lives.

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