Gov. Walz calls for moment of silence for George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death

Chris Juhn

Governor Tim Walz issued a proclamation today asking Minnesotans for a moment of silence at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, for 9 minutes and 29 seconds to honor George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“George Floyd’s murder ignited a global movement and awakened many Minnesotans and people around the world to the systemic racism that our Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color have known for centuries,” reads the proclamation issued by Governor Walz. “On April 20, 2021, a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of George Floyd’s murder.

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“This historic verdict was a step in the right direction, but our work to dismantle systematic racism and discrimination has not ended. True justice for George Floyd will come only through real, systemic change to prevent acts like this from happening again—when every member of every community, no matter their race, is safe, valued, and protected.”

Find events to honor and celebrate George Floyd’s life and legacy here.

One Comment on “Gov. Walz calls for moment of silence for George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death”

  1. All lives are in the hands of God Almighty the only giver of it and sustainer. When a life is stolen, the thief is a representative of Satan himself. Anyone who hates, is not a child of God, for God is love. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy! Jesus Christ came so that we can have life and have it more abundantly. John 10:10 Our absence from this life is not the end! But woe to the stealer of life.

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