Former athletes and local sports coaches rallied in San Francisco in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday.
«Today we are marching because of the injustices here in the San Francisco area and the communities of colour. And we feel like there has been an injustice that's just all the way to this moment. And we just want to find a way of how can we fight off the injustices that are going on in our communities,» said Reggie Milligan, a local basketball coach at a local community centre where the rally was being held.
The protesters can be seen kneeling in silence and waving Black Lives Matter banners after listening to speakers at the rally where some former and current athletes and local coaches explained how they faced racism in their lives and in sports.
Protests have been taking place in the US and around the world since the death of 46-year-old George Floyd during a police encounter in Minneapolis on May 25, reigniting the Black Lives Matter movement, which denounces a pattern of unarmed black men, women and children killed by police.