Kings start pivotal road trip against Wild
While southern California is seemingly sunny and comfortable all year, the Los Angeles Kings are heading off to places where winter is still holding on in hopes of solidifying their still-uncertain playoff prospects in the Western Conference this week.The quest for standings points begins Monday in Minnesota, where the Kings face a Wild team that's playing with confidence despite two recent injuries that changed the look of their lineup.
Less than 24 hours before the Kings host the Pacers, the team released a statement containing the security plan to ensure fans can enter the arena . Late Wednesday night, ahead of their game on Thursday against the Pacers, the Kings issued a lengthy statement detailing their plan for the evening.
Thousands of fans were unable to enter the Sacramento Kings ’ home arena Tuesday as protesters blocked the entrances to the Golden 1 Center. "We continue to work with law enforcement and City leadership to ensure the safety and security of fans and the public on Thursday and at future events."
The announced a new security plan for Thursday's game against the , bringing in a "significant police presence" around Golden 1 Center to ensure fan safety and to allow them to enter the arena after protests blocked the entrances twice this week.
✉️ Letter to Kings fans &— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) guests
The Kings' arena was locked down twice in the past seven days when hundreds of protesters blocked the entrances in protest of the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, who was killed March 18 in his grandparents' backyard.
Kings owner Vivek Ranadive addresses protest, shooting
Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive spoke after his team’s game on Thursday night to address the shooting that led to protests that impacted the team’s game. Speaking to the limited fans in attendance, Ranadive preached a message of unity, inclusion and making the world and community a better place.
During Super Kings ' practice session on Monday evening, there was a political protest opposite the Pattabiraman Gate in Wallajah Road, but that space is usually designated for Media crew were not allowed to enter the ground through the Pattabiraman gate on the eve of the match, but CSK officials
Fresh lunchtime protests in the financial district saw crowds gather to chant slogans. Some black-clad protesters also vandalised a branch of the mainland Bank of The protests started in June against plans to allow extradition to the mainland - which many feared would erode the city's freedoms.
During Sunday's game against the, both teams lent their voices to protesters in a PSA that aired in the first quarter, demanding accountability from the Sacramento police for their involvement in Clark's death.
Accountability. We Are One.— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings)
Stevante Clark, Stephon's brother, has called on those protesting his sibling's death to refrain from demonstrating outside the Kings arena again.
Stevante also told me protests should happen at other places and not at the— Frances Wang (@FrancesWangTV) during games: "The second time, it was not cool...if you shout , you will never protest at the Kings' arena again."
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Packages of bullets sent to Italian referees association .
The Italian referees association says it has been sent packages filled with bullets amid fan protests over the video assistant referee.AIA president Marcello Nicchi said on Thursday the parcels were sent to him, the vice president, and to referee selector Nicola Rizzoli. VAR has been introduced in Serie A this season to mixed results.Nicchi also denounced a journalist who suggested fans "should shoot the referees." He added the police and the Interior Ministry are investigating the incidents.