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'Racism and silence in the face of it cannot be tolerated': Brewers speak on death of George Floyd

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 11:35:17-04

The Milwaukee Brewers are speaking out on the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis last week.

"We are deeply saddened and troubled by the senseless death of George Floyd," said the Brewers in statement to their Facebook page Tuesday morning. "We are heartbroken over the ongoing plight of those who are victims of any form of injustice based on race. Racism and silence in the face of it cannot be tolerated."

Over the weekend, the Milwaukee Bucks also released a statement, saying the team was "distraught and angered" over Floyd's death.

"We are distraught and angered by the senseless death of George Floyd, but we know this is not an isolated case. Racial biases, abuses of power and injustices continue to plague communities throughout the country, including Milwaukee. There needs to be more accountability," said the Bucks in a press release.

Protesters continued to march across the city over the weekend and into Monday evening in Milwaukee.

"Addressing racial injustice requires action, and we are committed to working closely with our community and partners to effect meaningful and lasting change," said the Brewers.

Read the full Brewers statement below:

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