Jordan breaks silence on George Floyd's death, Clarkson joins protests
Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jun 01, 2020 11:50 AM
Jordan Clarkson, the Fil-Am combo guard of the Utah Jazz joined a protest in Los Angeles for the murder of George Floyd. (Photo from Jordan Clarkson on Twitter, @JordanClarksons)
Jordan Clarkson is not taking the latest act of racism and police brutality in the US sitting down.
The Fil-Am combo guard of the Utah Jazz joined a protest in Los Angeles for the murder of George Floyd.
Floyd was an unarmed African-American killed at the hands of Minneapolis police. His death has once again sparked the issue of racism and police brutality in the United States, causing protests all over the country.
Clarkson was part of what he said was a peaceful protest in his area.
"The time for change has been passed due. Don't forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in," he wrote on his Twitter account.
i witnessed a peaceful protest, alot of emotion and unity, the time for change has been passed due..dont forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in!! pic.twitter.com/a0SkOgiT5F— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) May 31, 2020
Clarkson is just one of many NBA players voicing their disapproval of the injustice happening in the US.
Celtics guard Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta to lead another protest.
“Remember why we’re here!” Protest turns into March lead by @FCHWPO who drove 15 hours from Boston just to be here for a peaceful protest in his hometown #11Alive #bostonceltics pic.twitter.com/uhow5F2Lon— Hope Ford (@hope_iam) May 30, 2020
Several NBA stars like LeBron James and Steph Curry are also using their respective platforms heard.
Even Michael Jordan has finally broken his silence on the matter.
"I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough," Jordan said in a statetment.
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