NYSE Observes Moment of Silence For George Floyd

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The New York Stock Exchange observed a moment of silence on Tuesday in support of equality, justice and human rights, and in honor of George Floyd.

NYSE President Stacey Cunningham, Intercontinental Exchange board member Sharon Bowen, and Frederick Baba, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs rang a single strike of the NYSE bell in tribute to the life of George Floyd.

Floyd was killed by a police officer on May 25. Since his death, there have been hundreds of protests across the major U.S. cities and abroad. Many of the protests are calling for an overhaul of the American policing system and an end to systemic racism.

Screens across the NYSE went black for eight minutes and forty-six seconds, the exact amount of time that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck.

Chauvin has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and second-degree murder. His bail was set at $1.25 million during a Monday hearing. The other three officers involved in the incident have been charged in connection to Floyd's death as well.

Floyd's funeral service is being held today at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas. 

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