GM to recognize Juneteenth, George Floyd with moments of silence


General Motors will hold moments of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Friday, Juneteenth, as a sign of solidarity and support for the Black community, according to an internal memo.

The time frame, as referenced in the Tuesday afternoon message by GM President Mark Reuss, represents how long a Minneapolis police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd before he died in police custody. The incident, which was videotaped, has led to weeks of protests and rallies around the world, particularly in the U.S.

The moments of silence, according to the message, will occur at 8:46 a.m. local time for workers on first shifts and 8:46 p.m. for second-shift workers. Timing for third-shift…


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