Empire State Building Goes Dark To Honor George Floyd, Urge Calm

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The Empire State Building went dark Monday to honor the memory of George Floyd one week after he died in police custody in Minneapolis, and to urge an end to the looting and violence that have marred peaceful protests which have gripped the city and nation since his death.

"The Empire State Building is dark tonight to recognize the tragic murder of George Floyd, injustice in all of its forms and all of its victims, and to urge an end to the damage to our great city and its people. There is enough loss and sorrow already," the landmark tweeted.