Eight minutes, 46 seconds.
That’s how long a police officer kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck. George Floyd struggled, pleading for his life: “I can’t breathe,” until he drew his final breaths, calling for his mother.
Eight minutes, 46 seconds — a father, a brother, a friend, an unarmed Black man was murdered on the street, in broad daylight. By a uniformed officer.
Today, at 3:45 p.m. ET / 12:45 p.m. PT, we will be silent for 8 minutes, 46 seconds — to remember George Floyd as Minneapolis gathers for his memorial service.
Watch our video for a full 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence, and share it on social media to invite others to honor his life and legacy.
As we mourn the senseless and brutal murder of another Black life we are standing up #InDefenseofBlackLife and calling to #DefundPolice as we fight against police brutality, systemic racism, and white supremacy in America and around the world.
George Floyd, We remember you, we honor you, and we fight for you. Your name will continue to be a rallying cry as we transform the world.
Join us in a national moment of silence at 3:45 p.m. ET / 12:45 p.m. PT to honor the life of George Floyd.
Rest in power, George.