Milwaukee Bucks to hold public protest in front of Fiserv Forum Sunday afternoon

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 30 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 30 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Milwaukee Bucks are set to host a public protest in front of Fiserv Forum Sunday afternoon in light of the many recent police brutality-related incidents and killings around the country.

As protests are held all over the country to fight police brutality and racism, the Milwaukee Bucks are doing their part to make their voices heard.

The Bucks will host a public protest in front of Fiserv Forum Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. where multiple Bucks players, coaches, officials and ownership are set to march with Bucks fans and all Wisconsinites. And as the Bucks’ press release noted, there will be remarks made following the march.

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The significance of this shouldn’t be lost on anyone as organizations around the league have increasingly come out to either join or hold protests of their own throughout their respective cities.

This comes after Bucks players such as superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sterling Brown, Donte DiVincenzo, Brook Lopez and two-way players Frank Mason and Cam Reynolds joined Milwaukee protests Saturday afternoon. All of those players joined the march and even passed out water to protesters.

Antetokounmpo, in particular, spoke to the massive crowds marching down the streets of Milwaukee and he talked about wanting to inspire hope and change, especially as a new father:

"“This is our city, man,” Antetokounmpo said. “We got to come out here and support…We want change, we want justice, and that’s why we’re out here,” Antetokounmpo said. “That’s what we’re going to do today. That’s why I’m going to march with you.“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.”"

While people will certainly read more into those remarks than they should, what Antetokounmpo is speaking to certainly applies for all Bucks players and new fathers such as himself.

This only reinforces the work the Bucks organization have done to fight social injustice, especially in light of Brown’s wrongful arrest and police brutality he faced during his rookie season in January of 2018.

The Bucks have increasingly teamed up with the Sacramento Kings to host ‘Team Up for Change’ events and have hosted joint summits when either team visits the hosting team’s city throughout the season. And the team’s visit to the Racine Correctional Institution earlier this season still remains a very memorable experience to reflect on beyond those that were able to take part in.

The organization’s efforts to try and inspire change within Milwaukee, a city that certainly has more than its share of problems related to racism, segregation and police misconduct that have been rooted deep in the fabric of the city’s history for several decades.

Next. Sterling Brown’s wrongful arrest still resonates loud and clear. dark

As they continue to do their part under the banner of the Bucks organization, any and all efforts from Bucks players and officials that make their voices heard will go a long way in the fight against racism and the long line of police brutality-related incidents we’ve increasingly seen throughout the country.