“Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead” Online games

Online games paused on Thursday to honor the legacy of George Floyd.
“Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead” game series gave a tribute to George Floyd’s for two hours on Twitter. From 2 pm – 4 pm.ET.
The company of “Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead Online” shut down access for users during that time.

The parent gaming Company Rockstar Games, of “Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead” games series announced with a clear statement using hashtag #BlackLiveMatter”.

Rockstar Games tweeted

“Black Lives Matter. To honor the legacy of George Floyd, today, 6/4/20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, we will be shutting down access to our online games, Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online.”

NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 paused the online game for 2 hours. According to an ESPN tweet, Black Lives Matters and I Can’t Breathe shirts provided to game players.
NBA 2K20 announced that they raised donations to $1 million to provide support and help to fight against racial discrimination and inequalities in black Communities around the globe.

ESPN twitted as

“NBA 2K paused online play for 2 hours and provided its players with free Black Lives Matter & I Can’t Breathe shirts today in honor of George Floyd.”

After the death of George Floyd’s during the custody. Minneapolis police officer murdered him. After that protest began nationwide and thousands of people came on to the roads to show solidarity.

Many Stars, Athletes, Brands, and Companies show support to them.

While some brands show their support just by posting black square on Tuesday and some other like ice cream company Ben’s &Jerry’s calling for an end to the “Culture of white supremacy”.
Some other brands show support by:

Netflix twitted as”To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators, and talent to speak up.”
Amazon twitted as “The inequitable and brutal treatment of Black people in our country must stop. Together we stand in solidarity with the Black community — our employees, customers, and partners -– in the fight against systemic racism and justice.”

Some other Athletes shows solidarity to the Black community.

You can read how they support to the black community by clicking below link:

Athletes show solidarity with the black community

 

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