Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has led led a peaceful protest march through Atlanta on Saturday night. The Celtics star, who streamed part of the march live via his Instagram account and also posted videos of speeches to his page, said during the livestream that he had driven 15 hours from Boston in order to protest in Atlanta.
“I drove 15 hours to get to Georgia, my community: this is a peaceful protest. Being a celebrity, being an NBA player, don’t exclude me from no conversations at all. First and foremost, I’m a black man and I’m a member of this community. We’re raising awareness for some of the injustices that we’ve been seeing, it’s not OK. As a young person, you’ve got to listen to our perspective: our voices need to be heard. I’m 23 years old, I don’t know all of the answers, but I feel how everybody else is feeling, for sure. No question”, he said.
Brown, who is a vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, marched with a megaphone while holding a sign that read, “I Can’t Breathe,” a reference to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday.