Minneapolis Still In Pain Two Years After George Floyd Murder

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Currents News Staff

Two years after the world watched the video of Georgy Floyd taking his last breath, the healing continues.

“I think there is depression there is despair and people don’t know its depression they don’t even know its despair,” said Rev. Brian Herron from Zion Baptist Church. “I think one of these things is this overwhelming sense of hopelessness that is permeating our community right now that nothing is going to get better.”

Rev. Brian says those feelings boiled over leading to an uprising in the streets which is a collective cry for justice.

So his sanctuary became a place of healing from the storm created by the murder of George Floyd.

“It became clear to me that we could be out on the block and have an impact and make a difference and we can do the protest and things,” said Rev. Brian. “But where do people come to be well and to process their pain and to process their grief.”

Pastor Brian believes two years after George Floyd’s murder, some things have changed while others remain the same.

“I think we are still dealing with the trauma,” said Rev. Brian. “But let’s go to the other side also this has really created some activism and a expression of optimism from a lot of our young people that they can make a difference that they can change things.”