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June 06, 2020

Ayesha and Stephen Curry Join George Floyd Protests

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GSW Point Guard Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha, join anti-racism protesters in Oakland for a peaceful march.

In the wake of 46-year-old George Floyd’s tragic death in Minneapolis police custody, numerous protests have been inspired worldwide.

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The Curry’s who have been very vocal about racism, on June 3rd, continued their activism against the heinous social construct by joining a 3.4-mile march around Oakland’s Lake Merritt.

Stephen’s teammate and fellow Warrior, Juan Toscano-Anderson helped put together the “Walking in Unity,” protest.

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Ayesha updated her Instagram with a photo of herself, her husband, and other protesters clad in black outfits and nose masks during the protest. The slideshow which was made up of a video, and two photos came alongside a long emotive caption.

The TV Personality expressed her hurt and displeasure with the reoccurring parades while eulogizing the black community for coming out to request for Justice.

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She also accredited people from other races that showed their support, writing, “I witnessed people from all different backgrounds peacefully protesting.” She concluded by urging her fans to vote. 

Her recent post came after an audacious response to President Donald Trump’s tweet a week ago.

NBC Sports reports that Ayesha was among the many people that condemned the president’s tweet calling protesters thugs and encouraging violence against them. 

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The couple on Wednesday decided to take their worry for black lives off social media and to the streets as they joined other GSW players, including Kevon Looney, Klay Thompson, and Damion Lee, to protest the unlawful killing of George Floyd and other civilians.  

San Francisco Chronicles shares that Stephen’s teammate and fellow Warrior, Juan Toscano-Anderson helped put together the “Walking in Unity,” protest.

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The publication adds that Juan started organizing the event at about 8:30 p.m. the previous night and wasn’t sure if people would attend since an announcement was not made until around 10 p.m. 

While addressing the over 500 people whose attendance surpassed his expectation, the GSW forward, according to Essential Sports, highlighted why he planned the walk.

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He also thanked everyone who showed up, including his teammates, and encouraged the marchers to “Just enlighten people, educate people.”

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