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TIMELINE: From Minneapolis to DC, how the death of George Floyd impacted us one year later

Demonstrations and peaceful protests drew millions in cities across the nation — including here in the DMV.

Jonathan Franklin (WUSA9), JC Whittington, Khalida Volou (WUSA9), Laura Wainman, Nick Boykin (WUSA9), Matt Pusatory (WUSA9), Brielle Ashford (WUSA9), Anna Liss-Roy (WUSA9)

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From "I can't breathe" to "Say his name," these two seemingly simple phrases have evolved into national outcry in the 365 days since George Floyd was murdered. Floyd was killed while being taken into police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020, and as his then 6-year-old daughter Gianna said, he "changed the world."

In demonstrations and peaceful protests that drew millions in cities across the nation — including here in the DMV —  thousands have called for action to be taken regarding police reform while they mourned the death of another unarmed Black person at the hands of law enforcement in the United States.

Here's a look back at the impact George Floyd's death had across D.C., Maryland and Virginia and how things have changed in our area exactly one year later.