Protests have flooded the streets of every major city across the United States in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. From New York to Los Angeles, people took to the streets to make sure that their voices were head. But on Wednesday night, there was more silence than there has been in a while in Los Angeles.
Across social media, there was a call to honor and remember George Floyd with a simple act. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds starting at 9pm, protestors and supporters of the movement held a light towards the sky. That was the amount of time that Floyd had a knee on his neck form a police officer, ultimately resulting in his life being list.
The Dodgers decided that they would also take part in this, just days after releasing a statement on the racial divide in America. While there are not many people at Dodger Stadium these days, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the lights were all on.
The lights at Dodger Stadium were on for 8 minutes and 46 seconds tonight in memory of George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/plyVAXEML3
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) June 4, 2020
A simple, yet powerful gesture movement towards change in our society. It was such a small act by the team, but one that will no doubt be remembered in the hearts of all of those who are working so hard towards a positive change, myself included. Thank you to the Dodgers for the kind gesture.