Giannis, Bucks join protests in Milwaukee: “We want change, we want justice”

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Antigoni Zachari

07/Jun/20 12:25

Giannis Antetokounmpo and more Bucks players joined the protests in Milwaukee against police brutality and racial injustice.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo joined the Milwaukee protests this weekend in fight of racial injustice along with his brother Thanasis, in the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd. The 2018-19 NBA season MVP was also joined by Bucks teammates Sterling Brown, Donte DiVincenzo, Brook Lopez, Frank Mason, and marched with the crowd in t-shirts with the slogan “I can’t breathe” printed on them.

“We want change, we want justice, and that’s why we’re out here. That’s what we’re going to do today. That’s why I’m going to march with you”,  was Giannis’ remark during the march. “I want my kid to grow up here in Milwaukee, and not to be scared to walk in the streets. I don’t want my kid to have hate in his heart. We don’t do this for publicity. I really don’t care about publicity. I just want the city of Milwaukee to know that I am here”.

The Bucks are set to organize another protest on Sunday at the Fiserv Forum per ESPN’s Eric Woodyard, including players, coaches, owners, management, and staff.