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Steph, Ayesha Curry, Klay Thompson, plenty of Warriors join Oakland protest


The Warriors, like most other clubs, put out a mostly toothless statement following the death of George Floyd in police custody and the ensuing protests and riots.

Just about every time, though, action speaks louder.

Several Warriors players were on hand during a march around Lake Merritt in Oakland on Wednesday to protest police brutality. Juan Toscano-Anderson organized the protest, which reportedly attracted about 500 people, advertising to supporters to “feel free to bring signs and noise makers. Everyone is welcome!”

That “everyone” included Stephen and Ayesha Curry, as well as Damion Lee, Steph’s brother-in-law. Klay Thompson was there, too, as was Kevon Looney. The Warriors won’t be headed to the rushed NBA playoffs, but they still are around when you want them to be.

“We all here for the same purpose,” Toscano-Anderson told the protesters before the “Walking in Unity” event. “Not just for black people. Right now it’s about black people, but for humanity, there’s people all over the world being oppressed.”

 

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