By Sarina Sandoval for Spectrum News 1
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[Sacramento] -- California legislators took a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds to pay tribute to George Floyd Tuesday morning.
Dozens of members from the State Senate and Assembly came together for a solemn moment on the steps of the Capitol to acknowledge those who have lost their lives to police brutality and white supremacy.
The organizer of the event, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, hopes that this is the beginning of the movement to condemn racism.
The lawmakers knelt for the length of time that George Floyd was struggling to breathe before he died by the hands of the police.
Asm. Kamlager says there are a number of bills currently in the legislature that address systemic inequality and racism.