Minneapolis residents have begun collecting signatures on a petition asking them to rename a city street in honor of the deceased African-American George Floyd.
The petition is posted on the website change.org June 4. During this time, the request was signed by more than 17 thousand people.
“We ask the city of Minneapolis to rename Chicago Avenue in memory and honor of our deceased brother George Floyd,” the petition reads.
George Floyd died in front of a grocery store at 38th street and Chicago Avenue.
Earlier, Washington mayor Muriel Bowser said that the section of 16th street in front of the White House was renamed in honor of the dead African-Americans. It is now officially called “Black Lives Matter.”