ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a moment of silence is planned at 2 p.m. Thursday across New York, which marks the start of George Floyd’s memorial service in Minnesota.
A statewide moment of silence for George Floyd will be held today at 2:00 PM ET.
This will coincide with the start of the Memorial Service in Minnesota.
Please join us in silence at 2:00 PM in his memory.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 4, 2020
During his daily briefing, he also addressed the protests and said spurring change can be a difficult task.
“I also believe that change, although often necessary is very hard to effectuate in society. We all say change change change but the truth is, the status quo has tremendous energy and it's very hard to change the status quo. It's very hard to bring about meaningful change. And it only happens when people get fully mobilized and informed and demand change and that's when you see change,” said Cuomo.
He also encouraged anyone protesting to do so safely, with masks on, and get tested for coronavirus.