Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson joined several of their team-mates on Wednesday in a peaceful march along Oakland’s Lake Merritt, calling for a change in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Warriors swingman Juan Toscano-Anderson organized the ‘Walking in Unity’ event, which drew several hundred marchers. Warriors players Kevon Looney and Damion Lee also participated.
“No matter the color of your skin, how much money you got, your education, it doesn’t matter. We’re all human beings,” Toscano-Anderson said at the beginning of the event in a video posted to the team’s Twitter account. “We’re all here for the same purpose.”We’re all here for the same purpose, not just for black people,
Toscano-Anderson said at the outset of the protest in a video on the team’s Twitter account. “Right now it’s about black people, but for humanity. There are people all over the world being oppressed. And we’re just trying to take a step in the right direction and start something – me and my boys, my brothers. Thank you guys for being here.
“In a separate video, somebody could be heard shouting, “Say his name.” Curry responds “George Floyd,” along with other protesters. Floyd, who is black, was killed May 25 when former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.