Minneapolis council members pledge to disband police as protests mount


A majority of members of Minneapolis city council in the United States have promised to dismantle its police department the move follows the death of an unarmed African American man George Floyd in police custody two weeks ago respond one spread protests nine of the council's thirteen members said they would work with the community to create a new system of public safety Adrian Florido is a reporter for national public radio this is something that black activists in the city of Minneapolis actually been advocating for for many years but that really only in the last couple of weeks and really in the last few days in the aftermath of of these protests that they have gotten a more receptive audience the decision really was kind of whiplash even for a lot of these black activists who hadn't expected such a willing reception a positive reception to the proposal from the city council itself

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