Freedom Over Texas Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19


Sixty-thousand people are allowed to protest George Floyd's death in Houston, but Mayor Sylvester Turner says no one is allowed at next month's "Freedom Over Texas" celebration.

The mayor on Monday announced the symphony and other artists will perform, along with Independence Day fireworks, but will only be seen on television due to COVID-19.

"Even though we are making the variations, the spirit of this Independence Day, the reason why we are doing it, those things have not changed," said Turner. "We just as Americans, we find a way to continue to celebrate while being healthy at the same time."

"Watch it on television. In your back yard. On a balcony. I'm sure people will find many different ways. They can be in parking lots downtown. In your cars or hood, however it works. But the fireworks will go up and people will be able to see them on July Fourth."

The three-hour "Freedom Over Texas" celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 4.


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