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Bungie dedicates first 8 minutes of Destiny 2 livestream to George Floyd, BLM

‘This marks the time in which George Floyd was killed’

“7:53 — We need to do more than just talk about racism in America.” Image: Bungie
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Today’s livestream detailing the next expansion of Destiny 2 began with an eight-minute, 45-second moment of silence in tribute to George Floyd.

Floyd is the black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25. Since his death, thousands have taken to the streets around the world to denounce violent policing tactics and to shine a light on the racism and systemic inequality that disadvantages and cuts short black lives in the United States. He will be laid to rest in Houston, Texas Tuesday next to his mother.

6:27 — Sign up. Donate. Organize. Mobilize. Image: Bungie

“This marks the time in which George Floyd was killed,” Bungie wrote. “We need to do more than just talk about racism in America.”

Additional slides encouraged viewers to get involved, and to make donations to to organizations, including Black Lives Matter, the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, the Equal Justice Initiative, Colorlines, and Showing Up For Racial Justice.

This is not the first time that Bungie has come out in support of Black Lives Matter. It also issued statements on social media earlier this month.

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