By 98.5 The Sports Hub Staff
The Boston Bruins issued a statement via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, addressing the Memorial Day police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests and riots that have erupted across the United States.
“Black lives matter. Bigotry, ignorance and senseless violence in any and all forms is wrong,” the statement begins. Read the full statement below:
The Celtics also released a statement on the protests, which spread to Boston on Sunday. The initially peaceful demonstrations turned violent after sundown as police clashed with rioters and looters.
Officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd. An independent autopsy confirmed that Floyd’s death was a homicide caused by “asphyxiation from sustained pressure” on his neck.
The Bruins also participated in #BlackOutTuesday on Twitter, posting an all-black image in support of the protests. The trend has spread widely throughout social media.