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2020-06-10

In honor of George Floyd, NYSE holds silence for almost 9 minutes

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The US financial market operators, including New York Stock Exchange, kept quiet on a Thursday to honor the 46-year-old African American, George Floyd, whose death was almost nine minutes on his neck after a white police officer knelt on May 25.

At 8 minutes and 46 seconds at midday the floor of the NYSE, owned by the International Continental Exchange Inc., was silent, and coincided with Floyd's funeral at Houston, and Floyd's knee was on the throat for a period of time

"There is no place for racial injustice across America, in our communities, in our individuals," NYSE President Stacey Cunningham said during a lively interview with Axios. "There is no place for racial injustice.

Nasdaq Inc., Cboe Global Markets Inc., and the IEX Group also held their respective exchange operators a moment of silence at noon in honor of Floyd whose death led to worldwide protests.

On Monday thousands of mourners paid tribute to Floyd and filed his open coffin with him in Houston's Fountain of Praise Church, where Floyd grew up.

In the United States and in Europe, more anti-racism rallies inspired by his treatment were scheduled.

"Right now, our country is in pain. So we can't reduce pain to a minimum. It is very important for us to find solutions, "said Cunningham, President of NYSE.

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