Former Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones took to the streets of Japan to peacefully protest the killing of George Floyd.
"Hard to not be in the USA while this is going on but we're trying to do our part here in Japan!" Jones said via his Instagram Sunday.
"Great to be with and around people who understand their voices and standing up against racism is powerful and appreciated!"
Today we were a part of something bigger than ourselves. Hard to not be in the USA while this is going on but we're trying to do our part here in Japan! Was great to see blacks, whites, Europeans, Africans, Filipinos, Japanese and evening met a guy from New Zealand! This was powerful! Great to be with and around ppl who understand their voices and standing up against racism is powerful and are appreciated!!!!
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Jones now resides in Japan as a member of the Orix Buffaloes after spending 11 successful seasons in Charm City.
"It's always gonna hold a special part to me, but at the same time, I'm never going to forget the business side of things," Jones said while reflecting on his time in Baltimore back in May.
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Former Baltimore Oriole Adam Jones joins protests in Japan originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington