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8′46″ (8 minutes and 46 seconds or 8:46) is the length of time with the killing of George Floyd, who died in police custody after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for roughly eight minutes.

In the days after his death, and the protests that followed, that specific time span has become the focus of debates, especially around Blackout Tuesday.

The time has been specifically referenced in "die-in" protests in Minneapolis, New York, Chicago Boston, Philadelphia, Portland, Denver and other cities, where protesters lay down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to protest police brutality.

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