The Reaction To Kenosha, From Pro Sports To Washington, D.C.

Professional athletes from several leagues said they would not play scheduled games Wednesday night in response to events in Kenosha, Wis.

Basketball, baseball, tennis and soccer players announced in the last 24 hours that they would not play scheduled games. These decisions come after Jacob Blake, a Black father was shot by police in Kenosha on Sunday.

NPR spoke to the lawyer representing Blake’s family, who said earlier this week that Blake is paralyzed from the waist down.

Ahead of the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports on an upcoming march for racial justice.

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