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George Floyd Hologram Projected at Confederate Statue Sites

The former Jefferson Davis monument in Richmond
The Jefferson Davis monument in Richmond before it was toppled by vandals. (Dreamstime)

By    |   Tuesday, 28 July 2020 04:22 PM

Three-dimensional holograms of George Floyd are expected to be projected this week throughout the country, according to Newsweek.

"A Monumental Change: The George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project" will appear in Richmond on Tuesday night at the Marcus-David Peters Circle. Protesters toppled a Jefferson Davis statue at the location June 10.

The hologram will project fireflies that form Floyd's image. It will also display his name in a graffiti design that resembles murals painted in his honor.

"This project seeks to replace the monuments of racist Confederate memory with symbols of solidarity and justice," Sylvia Rolle, a senior campaigner at Change.org, said in a press statement. "In collaboration with the family of George Floyd and the George Floyd Foundation, this project aims to reflect the power and beauty of those millions of voices standing up for change."

A Change.org petition has gathered close to 20 million signatures, making it the site's fastest-growing petition ever. It seeks justice for Floyd, who died in Minneapolis in police custody this May.

"The day after George Floyd was laid to rest in peace, the Floyd family made a personal sacrifice by giving up their time to rest and recover from the loss of their loved one. Because they understand how George's death has impacted the world, they turned their pain into purpose by creating the George Floyd Foundation located in the city where George was raised, Houston, Texas," said Tezlyn Figaro, a senior adviser at the George Floyd Foundation.

Floyd's death led to protests and violent uprisings around the country, calling for an end to police brutality. Some of the demonstrators have also removed statues of confederate figures in protest of racism.

"The mission of the George Floyd Foundation is to create access and participation in the areas of social justice education and advocacy, youth services and workforce development," Figaro said. "By partnering with organizations such as Change.org, it demonstrates the Floyd family's commitment to ensuring that George Floyd did not die in vain."

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Throughout the country this week, rhree-dimensional holograms of George Floyd are expected to be projected, Newsweek reported.
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