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Hurricanes release statement on protests, call for racial justice

The Hurricanes, and a couple of current and former players, have spoken out against the recent acts of racism and police brutality in our society.

KayDee Gawlik

The recent killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has brought to the surface persistent issues of systemic racism and police brutality. Floyd’s death sparked protests, both peaceful and otherwise, nationwide, and Raleigh has been no different, with demonstrations downtown over the past several days.

The Hurricanes released a statement from the team’s Twitter account Monday evening condemning racism in our society, and highlighting the need for change.

Former Hurricanes goalie Kevin Weekes Tweeted Sunday about his own encounters with racism in the game of hockey and in everyday life:

Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin also posted a powerful message on his Instagram story, speaking through his faith against racism and putting out a call to action for change in our society.