"The statue represented bigotry, hatred, and oppression for too many people, for too long," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted. "It is finally gone."
Heading into Memorial Day weekend, access to some beaches, restaurants, hair salons, barbershops and state parks will be available.
We heard from black men and women about this moment in history and what motivated them to join the rallies around the country.
Floyd, who moved to Minneapolis for a fresh start, hailed from Houston's Third Ward.
“The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire situations," Esper said.