George Floyd hologram to ‘replace’ Confederate statues? [Video]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • The legacy of George Floyd will continue to live on after Change.org has partnered with the George Floyd Foundation to honor him with a hologram.
  • The hologram image was projected Tuesday in front of a Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia where several of Floyd’s family members were in attendance.
  • His family said that they will be touring the U.S. to unveil the effigy in other cities, aiming to “transform spaces that were formerly occupied by racist symbols of America’s dark Confederate past into a message of hope, solidarity and forward-thinking change.”



A hologram effigy of George Floyd will be touring the U.S., traveling roughly along the route of the 1961 Freedom Rides. The high-tech memorial to the late 46-year-old is a collaboration between Change.org and the George Floyd Foundation.

The hologram effigy will stop at five sites in North Carolina, Georgia and other Southern states.

Floyd’s family launched the George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project Tuesday night in Richmond, Virginia where the statue of Robert E. Lee used to stand. It’s the first public unveiling of the hologram.

Floyd’s family held a preview of the holographic image Monday night at the Jefferson Davis memorial on Monument Ave. In June, angry protesters removed the statue of the former president of the Confederacy, according to the Times-Dispatch.

In a statement from Change.org, Floyd’s brother Rodney Floyd said: “Since the death of my brother George, his face has been seen all over the world. The hologram will allow my brother’s face to be seen as a symbol for change in places where change is needed most.”

During the launch, Rodney Floyd said the hologram brought mixed emotions: “It warms my heart knowing the love that my brother is spreading around the world,” adding that it was also surreal.

George Floyd was killed on May 25 by former-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes, ignoring Floyd’s “I can’t breathe” plea.

George Floyd’s death sparked protests across the U.S. and around the world for an end to racial injustice, systemic racism, and police brutality.

Change.org senior campaigner Sylvia Rolle said in the statement that the George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project “seeks to replace the monuments of racist confederate memory with symbols of solidarity and justice.” 

She noted that 20 million people had signed a petition headlined Justice for George Floyd.

“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.”

Source: AOL

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6 thoughts on “George Floyd hologram to ‘replace’ Confederate statues? [Video]

  1. I see no difference between these racist morons destroying american history, its monuments and statues and the insane hate filled order called isis in the middle east destroying centuries old archeology relics and artifacts. If this doesnt stop soon our country is going to look like Baghdad and the rest of the godforsaken middle eastern desert areas…bombed out cities and wastelands covered in filth and sand.

  2. A hologram of a criminal is the most idiotic idea any moron ever came up with. What are those idiots smoking?
    I hope the projector gets trashed so no one has to deal with it.

  3. symbols of solidarity and justice?. Whilst deploring that George Floyd died the way that he did -I do not forget he was at that place because he was on the run from Texas. He was a convicted criminal ( no racism in that -just fact) and he was very odd when you see him in the latest bodycam. His case has been hijacked by left wing organisations, funded by various left wing organisations ( not all in the USA) and totally committed to ensuring that Mr Trump is not elected for a second term.The whole thing is a huge publicity stunt -people need to wake up.

  4. So beautiful, NOT! These idiots can try to cancel culture but no matter what it still happened! Typical ghetto and thinking of that culture. Sorry, they always want to play the victim and trash up anything and everything which is exactly why there will always be a division in society.

    I educated myself and worked my butt off even as a minority so I never had to live, associate, or put my family in this situation. I will NEVER associate or support the gutter trash of society!

  5. George Floyd took a loaded Firearm while in the commission of a home invasion and stuck the firearm into a pregnant women’s stomach during the take over according to court documents.

    Floyd was u see the influence of narcotics and clearly resisted arrest as shown in the body cam videos.

    If it was a white male that this incident involved and a black police officer you will hear crickets. It just does not fit the communist socialist Democrat narrative.

    No matter the verdict in the Floyd case we will see our cities burn again unless the silent majority finally becomes active in stopping this Communist take over.

  6. Linda
    George Floyd has been in trouble with the law since his teens when he was stealing cars! He was caught trying to pass a counterfeit bill and resisting arrest when he was killed. He does not need to be idealized he is a criminal that needed to go to jail. I am sorry that he is dead but if he had just let the police do their job in the first place he would not be dead.

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