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US sports pause during powerful protests

Professional sports takes a knee in honor of Jacob Blake and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement

Romir Chandra, Soham Kinhikar, and Lauren Chen

September 29, 2020

Shock rippled through Kenosha, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 23 after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, causing nationwide sports teams to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white, shot Blake, 29, seven times in the back as he got into a car where his ...

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