We demand: No charges against Toronto Raptors president, Masai Ujiri! Public apology now!

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Moments after the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship in Game 6 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, a sheriff's deputy racially profiled and harassed Masai Ujiri, the Raptors president, while he was trying to join the players on the court. Ujiri, a Black man, was the only person singled out of the Raptors' entourage and physically blocked from joining the celebration.

Ujiri eventually made into onto the court, but not until Raptors guard Kyle Lowry pulled the visibly shaken Ujiri from the crowd that had begun to surround him.

Now the Oakland police are recommending that Ujiri be charged with battery, even though all the video footage and witness testimony show that it was the racist behaviour of the sheriff's deputy that caused the incident.

This was a clear example of racial profiling and harassment of a Black man, and it should be condemned.

Sign this petition to demand that no charges be laid against Ujiri and that the Sheriff's Office issue a full apology to him.


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