Athletes don’t just kneel for politics, they also march

NBA athlete busses 4,500 kids to anti gun march

Carmelo Anthonly has become quite politically active as of late. He’s now marching and protesting against police, and, now, against guns. He has now decided to bus 4,500 kids, who should be in school to the streets of Washington, D.C. to participate in protests against the Second Amendment. CBSBaltimore reports:

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — NBA player Carmelo Anthony, MTV and the NAACP are collaborating to help send Baltimore area kids to the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.

Anthony, a Baltimore native and forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, announced the move Friday afternoon in a tweet.

The rally was organized by teens after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Florida, high school on Valentine’s Day. The march is expected to draw 500,000 people to the nation’s capital on Saturday.

Hundreds of Baltimore students are planning to march from City Hall to Federal Hill in Baltimore to call for safer schools.

While others will be bused to D.C., but the mayor says it won’t be on the public dime.

“All the publicity that folks have given as it relates to why I said it was important for the young people to go to this march has only allowed more private dollars to pour into our city so the young people’s voices can be heard,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said.

Don’t you just miss the days when athletes kept to what they know: athletics? Today, we have athletes who have “had enough”. Conservatives have already started walking out of NFL games, maybe now it’s time to begin doing the same for the NBA. Perhaps now we need to begin our own walk outs, and let them know that we have had enough.

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