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Hundreds of activists supporting the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong filled the stands at a Brooklyn Nets game


Added 10-19-19 02:14:01am EST - “The protests in Hong Kong have been escalating for nearly five months, but the NBA was pulled into the controversy earlier this month.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Hundreds of activists supporting the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong filled the stands at a Brooklyn Nets game”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Pro-democracy protesters filled the stands at a preseason game between the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn, on Friday night, wearing shirts and holding signs in support of Hong Kong.

The protests in Hong Kong have been escalating for nearly five months. What began as protests over a controversial extradition bill that would have allowed the extradition of Hong Kongers to mainland China, have morphed into larger pro-democracy protests.

However, the NBA was pulled into the controversy earlier this month, after the general manager of the Houston Rockets Daryl Morey tweeted out an image of support for protests in Hong Kong.

The NBA responded to the since-deleted tweet, noting that it "deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable."

"While Daryl has made it clear that his tweet does not represent the Rockets or the NBA, the values of the league supports individuals educating themselves and sharing their views on matters important to them," the NBA statement read.

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