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The Nets/NBA and the crowd (plus mayoral candidates) at the Barclays Center plaza (now with John Lewis quote) react to the police murder verdict in Minneapolis

And nearly ten months after Black Lives Matter demonstrations grew frequent at the Barclays Center plaza, arena operators have gotten much better--after hesitating for more than a week, as I wrote for Bklyner--at swapping out programmatic advertising for more meaningful, if gnomic, statements about justice.

Before former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a white man, was convicted yesterday of second-degree murder (and more) in the gruesome killing of arrestee George Floyd, a black man, demonstrations were planned for Barclays, with the Brooklyn Nets not inconveniently playing in New Orleans.
Given the conviction, the demonstrations were peaceful--but charged. As shown below, some protesters' sentiments--"Fuck 12" refers to the police--were not exactly the tone set by Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis, favored for the oculus.
Some candidates are out The NBA/Nets angle 

Note that the Knicks position themselves to the right of the Nets--and much of the league.

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