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An article by Brad Weiss at Fansided
The United States has been ravaged with shooting deaths over the past few weeks, and the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx showed their support for the victims on Saturday. [July 9].
[Editor’s note. In the United States, the Minnesota Lynx basketball team has won the championship of the Women’s National Basketball Assocation in 2011, 2013 and 2015]
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The Minnesota Lynx are showing their support for change, as the team wore black warm-up shirts before their game against the Dallas Wings on Saturday night. On the front of the shirt, it read “Change starts with us — Justice & Accountability.” On the back of the shirt are the names Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, who were both shot and killed by police this past week.
Castile was killed by a suburban St. Paul police officer during a traffic stop, while his girlfriend uploaded the video to Facebook. The team is also showing support for the Dallas Police Department, as the shirt has their shield above the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on the back of the shirt.
Five Dallas police officers were shot and killed by a sniper on Thursday night, as they helped keep the peace during a protest over the killings of Sterling and Castle.
“If we take this time to see that this is a human issue and speak out together, we can greatly decrease fear and create change,” Lynx star Maya Moore said. “Tonight we will be wearing shirts to honor and mourn the losses of precious American citizens and to plead for change in all of us.”