Black athletes, the United States supported protesters in Minneapolis

developments in the U.S. Minneapolis, who covered the protests against police brutality, provoked a strong reaction from athletes in the country, primarily in African-Americans and representatives of non-titular nation. Protests supported LeBron James, Jon Jones, and Colin Kapernick urged his compatriots to revolt.

Kopernik – one of the players in American football who refused to stand during the performance of the US national anthem at the stadium, linking a move to the humiliation of black people in the country. “When politeness leads to death, uprising is the only reaction — Colin wrote on the social network Twitter. – Words of the world will be shed, and when they do – it will not be heard, because your violence has given rise to this resistance. We have the right to fight! Rest in peace, George Floyd”.

When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.

The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.

We have the right to fight back!

Rest in Power George Floyd

— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 28, 2020

As previously reported Вести.Ru the reaction of the residents of Minneapolis caused the death of 46-year-old black George Floyd, whom police detained for a purchase with a counterfeit check. Representative Themis put on a man handcuffed and a knee pinned him by the throat – Floyd eventually lost consciousness and died in hospital. In Minneapolis now, there are mass demonstrations, turning into clashes with police, riots and looting.

Earlier tragedy was the reaction of the champion League of mixed martial arts UFC Jon Jones: “I would not wish the death that befell Floyd, even my worst enemy. In all the years in martial arts I did not feel like torture. The what was Floyd is worse than dying. The officer behaved is disgusting. Anyone in this situation – black, white or Asian, must feel angry. We need justice.”

Our hearts ache. Our heads ache. Our souls ache. Our backs ache from the weight of constantly carrying this heavy load. The unyielding weight of injustice is nothing that one person or group should carry alone. #GoodPeople #SpeakUp #StandUp #GeorgeFloyd

— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) May 27, 2020

the Most famous of NBA basketball player LeBron James also commented on the case in Minneapolis: “Now you understand?! Or are you still unclear about?” – posting a photo, one side of which depicted a police officer, prijavi Floyd to the asphalt with his knee, and the other a former quarterback, “San Francisco” Colin Kapernick, protesting against the violence during a football game.

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Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you?? 🤦 🏾 ♂ On!!! #StayWoke👁

Publish from LeBron James (@kingjames) 26 May 2020 4:38 PDT