Wed, 15 Jul 2020

NBA player Stephen Curry chanted the name "George Floyd" as he and some of his Golden State Warrior teammates joined a throng of protesters at a peaceful march in California on Wednesday.

Curry, along with Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney and Damion Lee, participated in the Oakland march to protest the killing of Floyd, an African American man who suffocated as a white police officer knelt on his neck on 25 May in Minneapolis.

As some protesters called for others to "Say his name", Curry was among those shouting their response: "George Floyd."

The march took place in the same location as the NBA club's championship rallies and parades.

"We're all here for the same purpose, not just for black people," said march spokesman Juan Toscano-Anderson.

"Right now it's about black people, but for humanity. There's 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."

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