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George Floyd’s hologram will light a statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond tonight



Beginning at 9:30 p.m., Floyd’s hologram will illuminate a statue on Monument Avenue that has since been covered in spray paint such as “Black Living Matter” and “Stop White Supremacy” following widespread protests demanding racial equality.
The site of the statue was unofficially named by protesters as Marcus David Peters Circle, a reference to Black’s biology teacher who was killed by police while experiencing a “mental health crisis,” a CNN WHSV spokesman said.

“Monumental Change: The George Floyd Hologram Memory Project”

; was created by Change.org and the George Floyd Foundation. Floyd’s family was able to get a preview of it on Monday night during a private event held at the site of a former monument to Jefferson Davis.

Members of George Floyd's family attended a private event on Monday.

“Since my brother George’s death, his face has been seen all over the world,” George Floyd’s brother Rodney Floyd said in a statement. “Now, working with Change.org, the hologram will allow me to see my brother’s face as a symbol of change in places where change is most needed.”

The holographic show features “many fireflies that form into a beautiful image of George Floyd,” the news release said. His name is depicted in graffiti depicting frescoes that popped up around the world to commemorate his life.

The Lee Statue event is just the first of five stops in North Carolina, Georgia and other states this week. Along the 1961 Freedom Routes route, the hologram will replace the Confederate statues as “a symbolic call to continue the struggle for racial justice,” the project organizers said.

Black artists, musicians, poets and leaders will take part in the celebration.


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