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Music Industry Announces “Black Out Tuesday” in Response to the Murder of George Floyd

Other music industry companies jumped on board, vowing to observe "Blackout Tuesday" and pause normal business operations. "The fight against racial inequality, injustice, and straight up racism doesn't stop with financial donations and words of support", it reads.

Last week, a video of Floyd's death surfaced online showing former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as Floyd repeatedly declared that he couldn't breathe.

Musicians including Rihanna, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift have spoken out on social media about the death of George Floyd.

Jay-Z released a statement late Sunday calling for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to prosecute those responsible for killing Floyd.

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The idea for a blackout day grew, and blossomed into the social media protests, which also represent a break from posting about other "normal" social media topics.

As Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang (the industry members responsible for the #TheShowMustBePaused initiative) say, today's blackout "is not just a 24-hour initiative".

Both moves are being done to support what is being called Blackout Tuesday, which takes place today, June 2.

Protesters march down the street as trash burns in the background during a solidarity rally for George Floyd in NY on Saturday.

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Earlier, a preliminary autopsy done by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found no evidence of strangulation or asphyxia . It said he suffered the cardiac arrest "while being restrained by a law enforcement officer" on 25 May.


Some say that the social media movement, characterized by blank, black tiles in posts and profile pictures, was meant to clear out the selfies, food pictures and other detritus that usually dominates feeds. I won't be posting on social media and I ask you all to do the same. We are all connected, and we are all one. No more silence. No tolerance.

"With everything going on, we felt like music can be very healing, because it's been that way for us in kind of keeping us sane during this time", Chloe added.

Beyonce posted a video at the weekend saying society can no longer look away from racism. "We want to be clear that using #blacklivesmatter is supported and celebrated on Instagram, and we are moving quickly to ensure voices using this hashtag are heard". We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight.

"We're broken and we're disgusted. We can not disappear for a day".

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A scroll through Instagram Tuesday yielded a sea of black posts. "My administration is fully committed that for George and his family, justice will be served", President Trump said.

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