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Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano speaks to a crowd that gathered at Powderhorn Park last June. During the event, Cano and eight other Minneapolis City Council members declared their commitment to defunding and dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department. But their support has changed since then. Liam James Doyle/MPR News hide caption

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The killing of George Floyd by police has sparked ongoing protests calling for the city to defund the Minneapolis Police Department. On Friday, the City Council took the first of many steps to make that a reality. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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