The Detroit Lions Cancel Practice To Protest Police Shooting Of Jacob Blake

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The Detroit Lions are taking a stand against police brutality.

On Tuesday the Lions canceled practice on in protest of police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting 29-year-old black man Jacob Blake in the back seven times as he entered his car where his children were in.

Instead of practicing the entire team made their way to the driveway of their Allen Park headquarters with signs that read “The world can’t go on,” “We won’t be silent.”

Safety Duron Harmon, and defensive end Trey Flowers addressed reporters during their protest.

Via MLive

I want you to document: The Detroit Lions will be for change. We won’t be silent,” Harmon said. “We will play football and we will do everything we can to win football games, but we will do everything we can to create change as well.”

“We are all brothers, the human race,” Flowers said. “We are all one, and once we realize that and overcome just the difference of skin color, the difference of culture, then we’ll start to love one another, treat others as they are us.”

Lions head coach Matt Patricia participated in the protest and was supportive of his players while speaking to the media.

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