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LeBron James posted a tweet early Sunday morning in response to nationwide protests after the killing of George Floyd.
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter over the death of Floyd. Video taken Monday showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck despite Floyd saying he could not breathe. Chauvin’s arrest came after Minneapolis citizens took to the streets in protests that turned violent. Three other officers involved in Floyd’s death were fired but have yet to be charged.
Protests and acts of civil unrest continued across the country throughout the weekend.
“We condemn racism, bigotry, violence and prejudice in all its forms,” the Lakers said in a statement. “Everyone has the right to live free from fear and to be treated with dignity and respect. We hear the pain of our Black community and we will not stay silent.”
James previously made a pair of Instagram posts regarding Floyd’s death, including one depicting Chauvin choking Floyd next to a picture of Colin Kaepernick kneeling that said, “This is why.”
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