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May 25, 2022: Protesters reflect two years after the murder of George Floyd; has anything changed?

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Denver police fire projectiles across Colfax Avenue into a crowd of protesters on the west lawn of the state Capitol May 29, 2020, during demonstrations against racism and police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

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Two years ago today, George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. His death sparked a racial reckoning across the U.S. and protests calling for police reform and accountability. In Denver, some of those protests turned violent, and a federal jury recently found police used excessive force against demonstrators. CPR’S race, diversity and equity reporter Elaine Tassy sat down with three people who were hurt. They reflect on what happened and what's changed.