Petition calls for Chicago Avenue to be renamed for George Floyd

The petition asks the city of Minneapolis to rename the street.
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There's a petition to change the name of Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis to Floyd Avenue in honor of George Floyd, who died while in police custody.

The petition on Change.org has garnered 12,463 signatures as of 12:30 p.m. Friday. 

"We are asking the city of Minneapolis to rename Chicago Ave in memory and in honor of our fallen brother, George Floyd," the petition says. 

Floyd died after being handcuffed at 38th and Chicago, and since his death on May 25, those paying tribute to Floyd have built a memorial at the site. 

"At the memorial site of George Floyd’s final moments, the community has come together in a galvanizing way. And the most deeply established leaders have come together to form The Coalition for Justice, Peace, & Love. Why Justice, Peace, and Love?" the petition says. 

"The whole world seems to be sending and hearing mixed messages right now. Some cry for justice, while others push for peace, and still others say we should just love one another. These realities should not exist independently from each other or else our vision for change becomes simplistic and short-sighted." 

Another petition that calls for justice for Floyd that was started by a 15-year-old has more than 16 million signatures and is the largest ever on Change.org, the website says.

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