Damian Lillard on Trump Protests in Portland: ‘Tearing Apart Your Own City Isn’t the Place to Begin’

by November 13, 2016
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Since Donald Trump’s Election Day victory, protests have broken out throughout the States. In downtown Portland, Oregon a peaceful protest on Friday night turned violent and one man was shot on the city’s Morrison Bridge. Police eventually used flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd.

Since Tuesday, the NBA has weighed in on Trump’s election and Blazers star Damian Lillard was asked about the protest in Portland and said that “making your own city less of a safe place isn’t the answer.”

From ESPN:

“I think it’s very unfortunate that people have done some of the things they have done during the protest. A lot of harm and damage has been done,” Lillard saidย on Saturday. “I do understand their frustration, and I commend people wanting to come together for some kind of change. Tearing apart your own city just isn’t the place to begin, and also making your own city less of a safe place isn’t the answer.”

On Wednesday, Pistons head coach called Trump, “openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic” and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he was “sick to his stomach” over the election results.

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