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'It's sad': Exhibit honors Black victims of police killings

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Nakrea Harris: "This is actually outrageous right here. All these people right here was killed by police. Like, how? Why?"

Nakrea Harris sits in disbelief as she takes in the "Say Their Names Cemetery" art installation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The exhibition honors 100 Black Americans, who died in police custody, including George Floyd, Breonna Tayor, Philando Castille, and Eric Garner.

Harris: "I just seriously... I just... I'm really sad about it. I'm just looking at the names, like, how old these people... look at the age 27. I'm 29. Like, my kids would have been celebrating my birthday right now, you know? It's just sad. You look at their birthdays, birthdays just past, people still coming down to see him. It's sad."

She is one of many who visited the exhibit after a jury convicted former policeman, Derek Chauvin, of murdering Floyd, a Black man who struggled to breathe while pinned under Chauvin's knee.

The art installation - created by recent graduates of the University of Pennsylvania - is located one block away from where Floyd lost his life

Each tombstone has a name, date and location of death, and the "Rest in power" sign.

Harris - who brought her four children to the exhibit - said she felt mixed emotions while visiting.

"I haven't cried yet, because it's just joyful, because seeing everybody out here for everyone. But it's sad, them being involved in something that should never happen. Seriously, it's sad. You can say their names any given time you want to, but you can't bring them back."

One name that didn't make it in, Daunte Wright.

A black man who was fatally shot by a police officer on April 11 after a routine traffic stop at the Minneapolis-area Brooklyn Center.

A funeral was set for Wright on Thursday just 8 miles away.