It took 8 minutes and 46 seconds for George Floyd to die.
It took 8 minutes and 46 seconds to set flame to America.
8 minutes and 46 seconds for a silently raging battle to transform into a crusade for justice.
8 minutes and 46 seconds. For one man, it meant death. For the nation, it meant a call to action.
8 minutes and 46 seconds.
They spun the nation into an uproar, sweeping thousands into a struggle they had never known they were to fight, each crying for justice, shouting for the man known as George Floyd to receive the respect he deserved, for the sound of their voices to be heard amidst a tumultuous sea of despair. For promises. For apologies. For accountability.