Rally held in support of professional athletes in Bed-Stuy

A rally in Bed-Stuy was held in support of professional athletes who have refused to play this weekend to speak out against a police-involved shooting in Wisconsin.

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2020, 12:22 AM

Updated 1,361 days ago

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A rally in Bed-Stuy was held in support of professional athletes who have refused to play this weekend to speak out against a police-involved shooting in Wisconsin. 
The December 12th Movement spoke with community members—even passing the mic to observers to get their thoughts. 
The group says professional athletes typically don’t take any kind of stance on community issues and this was a big movement that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Several NFL, MLB, WNBA, and NBA games were postponed after players spoke against racial injustice—expressing frustration with the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
It started on Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t take the court for their playoff game.
On Friday, NBA teams agreed to play again after the players union reahed an agreement with the league that arenas would serve as polling sites for the upcoming election and the National Basketball Association is creating a social justice coalition. However, the group says the work isn’t over.
The NBA Playoffs are expected to continue Saturday. 
The group wants to continue engaging with community members because they say there’s still a lot of work to do when it comes to racial oppression and injustice.


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