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Mercedes-Benz Superdome will light up in tribute to George Floyd

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 18:42:14-04

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans will pay tribute to George Floyd by lighting up the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The dome will take on Floyd's high school alma mater colors, crimson and gold. The lighting which will happen on Monday night is at the request of Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Cantrell says that the Superdome is partnering on this effort to join in the call for racial equality for everyone.

"As we continue to mourn the loss of George Floyd, along with others who have been the victim of violence by police officers, we will seek to remember him and honor his memory. Last week, we showed the world that we can march, protest and be heard, and do so peacefully and respectfully. We will continue to demand justice and ensure that our police officers remain a positive presence in our own community," said Mayor Cantrell.

Mayors across the country responded to a request from Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, Floyd's hometown. Crimson and gold are the colors of Houston's Yates High School where Floyd attended high school.

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