Bangladesh, WI show solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:06, Jan 20,2021


Bangladesh and West Indies cricketers show solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday- BCB photo

Bangladesh and West Indies cricketers on Wednesday showed solidarity with Balck Lives Matter movement before the start of their first one-day international of a three-match series in Dhaka.

Players and officials of both teams knelt down and raised one hand to show their solidarity with the anti-racism movement.

The Black Lives Matter movement erupted last year after a policeman killed an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at Charlotte in North Carolina of the United States last year.

Right after this incident, the movement spread throughout the world. The movement was also addressed as George Floyd protests.

The movement was initiated first time in 2013 when three women started the movement after the acquittal Gorge Zimmerman, who shot dead unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

During West Indies’ England tour in June-July last year, they kneeled down to show solidarity with the movement. Hosts England also joined the cause.





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