BLACK LIVES MATTER activists took to the streets of Richmond, Virginia to project a LGBTQ as well as images of people killed by police including George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery on the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Your Content has learned.
A confederate statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, in which Lee is depicted on a horse, has been the site of massive protests since the May 25 police-involved killing of Floyd.
Black Lives Matter activists projected the ‘BLM’ letters onto the statue on Friday. The LGBTQ pride flag as well as prominent black activists including Angela Davis and Malcolm X were also projected onto the monument.
Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, died in the custody of Minneapolis police.
Four officers, including one who was seen kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, have been charged over his murder.
Floyd’s death ignited worldwide protests as millions took to the streets calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality.
The incident also reignited the debate over the future of Confederate statues and monuments as well as other memorials for controversial figures in American history who owned slaves.
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