George Floyd remembered around the world in posters, murals and other street art
Trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin gets underway Monday
Protests sparked by the death of George Floyd have inspired art around the world — from murals in Athens and Karachi to street art in Montreal.
Video of Floyd's fatal arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, prompted widespread protests across the United States, Canada and other countries. A Minnesota medical examiner has since ruled his death a homicide, and former police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The other three ex-officers involved will be tried together in the summer on aiding and abetting charges.
As Chauvin's trial begins on Monday in Minneapolis, here's a look at the murals, posters and other artwork created to pay tribute to Floyd.
Protesters raise their fists in front of the now-iconic mural on the side of Cup Foods convenience store near the scene of Floyd's arrest in Minneapolis on June 4, 2020.
Community members and visitors gather around the site where Floyd was taken into police custody, which became a memorial and community area, in Minneapolis on June 11, 2020.
Many stores in the New York City area were boarded up after looting following Floyd's death. Here, a child rides a scooter past a mural by artists Malik Crawford and Jerome Tiunayan on a boarded-up store in Union Square on June 15, 2020.
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'I can't breathe' murals
The artist Celos paints a mural in downtown Los Angeles on May 30, 2020, in protest against Floyd's death.
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A woman looks at a mural painted on a section of Israel's separation barrier in the town of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on June 10, 2020.
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A cat passes a mural by Greek visual artist Hambas in Athens on June 16, 2020.
Artists Aziz Asmr, left, and Anis Hamdoun paint their mural of Floyd on what's left of a bombed building in Idlib, Syria, on June 1, 2020.
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Depicting Floyd as angel, martyr
People stand in front of a mural by artist Donkeeboy and his mother, Donkeemom, in Floyd's former Houston neighbourhood, the Third Wave, on June 8, 2020.
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A woman takes a selfie next to a street poster by Italian urban artist Salvatore Benintende (a.k.a. TVBOY) depicting Floyd with angel wings and holding a stop sign against racism, in Barcelona on May 31, 2020.
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Palestinian artist Ayman al-Housari paints a mural of Floyd in Gaza City on June 16, 2020.
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Pakistani artist Haider Ali paints a portrait of Floyd on the wall of his home in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 12, 2020.
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Painting the streets
Minneapolis residents Byron Anfinson, in blue, and Innocence Johnson, 10, right, paint a mural together on June 4, 2020, at Floyd's memorial site during the first morning after all four police officers involved were criminally charged in his death following a week of nationwide protests.
The words "All Black Lives Matter" are painted on Hollywood Boulevard before a solidarity march between the LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter communities in Hollywood, Calif., on June 14, 2020.
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A bird's-eye view shows a Black Lives Matter mural in French on Ste-Catherine Street in Montreal on July 15, 2020. The mural by about 20 local artists was on display all summer in support of the anti-Black racism movement.
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Snow sculpture, other tributes
Timothée de Sandro puts the finishing touches on a snow sculpture of Floyd in front of his house on Dec. 23, 2020, in Quebec City. De Sandro was shaken by Floyd's death and wanted to pay tribute to him.
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An artist from Gurukul art school works on a poster paying tribute to Floyd in Mumbai on June 11, 2020.
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Artist Akse works on a mural of Floyd at Stevenson Square in Manchester, U.K., on June 3, 2020.