Raptors link arms with Suns in show of unity after Washington riot

Jan 6 2021, 7:10 pm

Players for the Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns linked arms at the centre of the basketball court before Wednesday night’s game in a symbol of unity after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol earlier in the day.

The Toronto Raptors tweeted a photo Wednesday with the simple caption “united.”

The team also shared a video of coach Nick Nurse calling the Trump supporters’ violence “disturbing, disgusting, incredulous, sad.”

“This just seems to not stop and it seems to not improve,” he said.

The Milwaukee Bucks also shared a video of their team taking a knee right after the opening tip off during Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Pistons in support of social justice.

One woman died in the violence in Washington, DC, and the city invoked a 6 pm curfew. US President Donald Trump had his Twitter account temporarily locked over his words that allegedly incited violence, and President-elect Joe Biden has called for calm and unity in the nation’s capital.

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