Players and staff members of the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics have indicated recently they are planning to take action in various ways moving forward in the fight for social justice. According to John Wall, those plans currently include a march in Washington this Friday.
Wall joined the 'Tuff Juice Podcast' with Caron Butler this week and suggested the plan is close to being finalized.
"We're trying to set up something now with the Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics on June 19th to go out there and walk from Capital One Arena to the Martin Luther King [Jr.] statue. We're putting it together. We're not just speaking on this. We're going out there and showing the people what we're about," Wall said.
June 19, also known as 'Juneteenth,' is the anniversary of when slavery ended in the United States. Walking from the arena where they play to the MLK memorial on that day would carry many levels of symbolism.
The Wizards and Mystics have been outspoken in recent weeks during the nationwide protests in support of criminal justice reform. Wall even joined the protestors walking in Washington.
Of that experience, he told Butler: "I wanted to go out there and walk with the people and let them know that I'm with them. I'm standing behind them."
The march would go for about 2 1/2 miles, according to Google Maps.
"We definitely can't wait to get that march going," Wall said.
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