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ZDENO CHARA SPEAKS OUT AGAINST RACISM IN HEARTFELT INSTAGRAM POST

Zdeno Chara took part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Brookline, Massachusetts on Friday. The Boston Bruins captain used his platform to speak to his 252,000 followers on Instagram and share his thoughts.

He penned a heartfelt caption to accompany several photos that he took during the protest. He spoke out against racism saying, “First thing is first and let me be clear: I stand with the Black community. Black Lives Matter. There is no room in this world for racism. Period.”



Chara’s full post can be seen below:
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For the last 13 days I have been sick about George Floyd’s murder. I have taken time to think and listen. Time to find bravery and time to try to find the right words, though I’ll admit I’m still struggling. First thing is first and let me be clear: I stand with the Black community. Black Lives Matter. There is no room in this world for racism. Period. Sure, I’ve dealt with my own share of adversity as an outsider living in this country but I recognize my challenges were not made harder, or impossible, because of the color of my skin. I will never know what it’s like to walk down a street and feel unsafe. No one should have to experience that feeling. We have to take better care of each other and respect each other. Equality must be a priority. Anything less is unacceptable. I learned a lot yesterday and had good, honest conversations. Not only did we take steps in a walk but we made strides in learning and educating together. But it doesn’t stop there. I will continue to stand - and walk - with you. I have your back. Zdeno Chara

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Chara’s teammate, Patrice Bergeron, also issued a statement regarding George Floyd’s murder. Bergeron’s statement appeared on the social media pages of the Boston Bruins, as he does not have his own accounts.

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