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The Reaction To Kenosha, From Pro Sports To Washington, D.C.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 26: An empty court and bench is shown with no signage following the scheduled start time in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 26, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Milwaukee Buck have boycotted game 5 reportedly to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Professional athletes from several leagues said they would not play scheduled games Wednesday night in response to events in Kenosha, Wis.

Basketball, baseball, tennis and soccer players announced in the last 24 hours that they would not play scheduled games. These decisions come after Jacob Blake, a Black father was shot by police in Kenosha on Sunday.

NPR spoke to the lawyer representing Blake's family, who said earlier this week that Blake is paralyzed from the waist down.

Ahead of the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports on an upcoming march for racial justice.

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