The children television, Nickelodeon joins the George Floyd protest by going off-air for about 8 mins and 46 seconds, approximately the time Derek Chauvin took to end George Floyd’s life CT reports.
It took Derek Chauvin eight minutes and 46 seconds to end George Floyd ‘s life by pinning his knee against the man’s neck and back with force. To pay tribute to Floyd’s life and all the countless others who have lost their lives to police violence and racism, Nickelodeon’s children’s television network went dark last night for the same amount of time.
On Monday evening, several networks, including BET, Comedy Central, VH1, and more, stopped their regular programming for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Nickelodeon has issued a statement as to why they were involved.
Right Before their blackout, they notified viewers via their Instagram account.
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“Nickelodeon is going off the air for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in support of justice, equality, and human rights,” wrote the children’s television channel on social media. They went off-air and showed their “Declaration of Kids’ Rights” on the screen.
“You have the right to be seen, heard, and respected as a citizen of the world,” read the text. “You have the right to a world that is peaceful. You have the right to be treated with equality, regardless of the color of your skin. You have the right to be protected from harm, injustice, and hatred. You have the right to an education that prepares you to run the world. You have the right to your opinions and feelings, even if others don’t agree with them.”
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