A sign posted near the entrance to George Floyd Square advises white people to watch their “volume, pace, and movements” when visiting the memorial site.
“Decenter yourself and come to listen, learn, mourn, and witness. Remember you are here to support, not to be supported,” says a list of instructions for “white people in particular,” according to Fox News reporter Matt Finn.
White people about to enter George Floyd square are given special instructions pic.twitter.com/3gzpwqUmtS
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) April 21, 2021
“Seek to contribute to the energy of the space, rather than drain it. Bring your own processing to other white folks so that you will not harm BIPOC,” the instructions advise.
East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South, the intersection where George Floyd died, was overrun by left-wing activists and transformed into an “autonomous zone” where police reportedly aren’t welcome.
The site has experienced at least four homicides and several shootings since Floyd’s death.
On the signage posted at the entrance to the square, activists describe the area as a “sacred space for community, public grief, and protest.”
The sign encourages visitors to “speak up with compassion to take the burden off of Black folks” when they “witness white folks doing problematic things.”
“Seek to engage rather than escalate, so that it can be a learning moment rather than a disruption,” the sign concludes.
Former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder this week in Floyd’s death.