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Ruby Rose details heartfelt moment in honour of George Floyd

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Ruby Rose detailed how she and her neighbours happened to commemorate George Floyd at the same time by turning their torches towards the sky in his honour.

Ruby Rose, on Thursday, 4 June 2020, shared an image from her backyard showcasing multiple lights. She used the caption to provide context and detail how she was planning to commemorate George Floyd by shining a torch towards the sky in his honour. This follows the charging of the police officers implicated in his passing.

The actress stated, “Tonight I took to my backyard and put my torch to the sky for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honour George Floyd.” While she was teary eyed and thinking about the gravity of the moment, Ruby continued, “I looked to my left and saw my neighbours doing the same, to the right – the same and across the way I saw every house in view with lights shining up to God for George and everyone else who has been killed over the colour of their skin.” She concluded by writing, “I could see hope and empathy… The desperate longing for unity”

See Ruby Rose’s post below.

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Tonight I took to my backyard and put my torch to the sky for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd. I started crying minutes In because the realization of how long 8 minutes and 46 seconds truly is once again broke my heart. And as I stood praying to god for his peace and justice I was reminded again of the changes that need to happen and just how horrific that crime was and just how scared he must have been and just how broken the system is.. but then I looked to my left and saw my neighbors doing the same, to the right – the same and across the way I saw every house in view with lights shining up to god for George and everyone else who has been killed over the color of their skin and suddenly I felt overcome with emotion once again but this time it was because I could see hope and empathy and acknowledgement and the desire and want for change. The desperate longing for unity.

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