Derek Chauvin, the (now former) police officer charged with killing George Floyd on May 25, has been released from prison. The perpetrator posted $1 million bail yesterday. Meanwhile, protestors organized to make known their objection.
Around 300 people marched from 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, where Floyd was killed and a memorial stands. Minneapolis City Council recently approved the area’s commemorative renaming to George Perry Floyd Jr. Place.”
While reportedly a peaceful assembly, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz deployed 100 National Guardsmen. One hundred Minnesota State troopers and 75 Department of Natural Resources officers were also on hand, according to Unicorn Riot.
Ultimately, 34 people were arrested, including two National Lawyers Guild members, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The outlet also noted that “financial information tied to bond and bail postings isn’t public,” and so could not identify the source of Chauvin’s non-cash bond beyond its backing by a New Jersey-based bail insurer.