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Sport Jaylen Brown drives 15 hours to participate in Atlanta protests

06:40  31 may  2020
06:40  31 may  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf shares emotional message after George Floyd’s death, mass protests

  Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf shares emotional message after George Floyd’s death, mass protests Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf shared an emotional message on Twitter on Saturday night in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on Monday and the mass protests and riots that have ensued across the country. Metcalf said he felt compelled to speak out not only because the issue hit close to home, but because staying silent about it would be much worse. “I watched the George Floyd video a couple days ago, and the one thing that kept sticking out to me was, I have family, friends, brothers that look like George Floyd,” Metcalf said. “To think being black in America can lead to that, it scares me.

Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours today to peacefully protest in Atlanta . As a result of the recent acts of violence demonstrated throughout the city, Mayor @KeishaBottoms has signed an Executive Order establishing a curfew in the entire territorial jurisdiction of the City of Atlanta .

Jaylen Brown dunks during a game against the Brooklyn Nets. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA. Brown ’s readiness to talk about politics and culture might account for the surreal Before they played again, in Atlanta , where Steede’s family live, Brown visited his friend’s mother and other grieving relatives.

Boston Celtics emerging star Jaylen Brown took part in the protests in Atlanta on Saturday.

Jaylen Brown holding a basketball: Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown took part in the protests in Atlanta on Saturday. © Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown took part in the protests in Atlanta on Saturday.

Brown, who is from Marietta, Georgia, felt it was important for him to join his community and participate peacefully in a protest. He said he wanted to bring attention to injustices, like the death of George Floyd.

Brown said that being famous did not preclude him from joining and showing that he is feeling what others are feeling.

Here was his message on Instagram Live:

The 23-year-old is in his fourth season with the Celtics. He was having the best season of his career prior to the league’s season being suspended and was averaging 20.4 points per game, earning the big contract extension he signed last year.

Another athlete, an Ohio State basketball player, was actually detained while participating in Columbus protests.

Marcus Thuram celebrates goal by taking a knee in Bundesliga league as protests continue

  Marcus Thuram celebrates goal by taking a knee in Bundesliga league as protests continue Marcus Thuram celebrated a goal by taking a knee during Bundesliga league play on Sunday. The Borussia Mönchengladbach striker scored in the 41st minute against Union Berlin to go up 2 nil. The team Twitter account shared a photo of the moment with “no explanation needed,” all but solidifying it was in support of George Floyd. No explanation needed. pic.twitter.com/5JO1CCJexU— Gladbach (@borussia_en) May 31, 2020The moment comes amid days of protests across the country and world in reaction to the death of Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody early last week after white officer was on camera with a knee to his neck.

An Atlanta Police car burns as people protest against the death of George Floyd, Atlanta , Georgia, US, May 29, 2020 © Reuters / Dustin Chambers. Mayhem has erupted in downtown Atlanta , where arsonists have set fire to several cars, including a police vehicle, with reports of several other fires

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