Celtics guard Jaylen Brown mentioned he drove 15 hours from Boston to his house state of Georgia to lead a peaceable protest Saturday in response to the loss of life of George Floyd.
Brown, who streamed a part of the march reside through his Instagram account, marched with a megaphone whereas holding an indication that learn “I Cannot Breathe,” a reference to Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who pleaded he couldn’t breathe whereas a white former Minnesota police officer knelt on his neck.
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Floyd’s loss of life Monday has sparked protests towards police brutality, in addition to riots, in cities throughout america.
“I drove 15 hours to get to Georgia, my neighborhood,” Brown mentioned in an Instagram video.
“Being a star, being an NBA participant does not exclude me from no dialog in any respect. At the start, I am a black man and I am a member of this neighborhood. … We’re elevating consciousness for among the injustices that we have been seeing. It is not OK.”
Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Cities, teammate Josh Okogie and former NBA participant Stephen Jackson, a longtime pal of Floyd’s, took half in an illustration Friday in Minneapolis.