Amid the sweltering afternoon heat, about 30 people laid on their backs in a patch of grass near the Detroit Police Department’s 4th Precinct on the city’s southwest side Sunday.

They remained on the ground for nearly nine minutes, in tribute to George Floyd, as they used a “die-in” to protest police brutality and racism.

The protesters repeated the cries that have resounded at nationwide protests since Floyd’s death May 25 as an officer knelt on his neck during his arrest by Minneapolis police. They chanted his name, and the name of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed by police in Louisville.

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