WNBA Rescinds Penalties Against Players Who Protested Police Shootings
“While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues.”
WNBA Fines Teams, Players for Protesting Violence By and Against Cops
WNBA leadership commended the players’ activism, but fined them for breaking league dress protocol.
Minneapolis Police Union 'Commends' Officers Who Abandoned Posts Over Basketball Team's Anti-Violence Stance
Before Saturday’s game, players from the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx wore warm-up outfits honoring Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and the five fallen Dallas police officers.
Players from WNBA's New York Liberty Stand in Solidarity With Police Violence Victims and the 5 Officers Killed in the Dallas Ambush
“Five cops gave their lives up trying to protect a peaceful movement. And in this country, I do believe that you can assemble peacefully and protest against injustice.”