Clemson players inviting community to come together for peaceful demonstration
|Thursday, June 11, 2020, 1:19 PM- -|
Several Clemson football players are trying to spearhead change in their beloved community with a peaceful demonstration on Bowman Field on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Clemson linebacker Mike Jones Jr. has been one of the players working hard in the last week trying to get the event planned.
“I just want to invite everyone out this Saturday from 6-8,” he posted on social media on Thursday. “Come be a part of change in our own community. These recent times have been painful, but we have the opportunity to turn that pain into purpose and be the spark that can change the world!”
The itinerary will include opening remarks by players, an 8-minute moment of silence, a two-mile march, and closing remarks.
Clemson defensive end K.J. Henry hopes people will support come them.
“For those who are always thinking, “I support them, but I never know what to say,” he tweeted. “COME SUPPORT YOURS ACTIONS WILL SPEAK LOUDER THAN EVER.”
If you are going to the event, they encourage you to wear a black shirt, bring water, wear masks due to COVID-19, and practice social distancing.
I just want to invite everyone out this Saturday from 6-8. Come be a part of change in our own community. These recent times have been painful but we have the opportunity to turn that pain into purpose and be the spark that can change the world! pic.twitter.com/nkVbR54vnF— Mike Jones Jr?? (@_mjones24) June 11, 2020
In This Together ?? pic.twitter.com/nQWtVASjGN— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) June 11, 2020
For those who are always thinking “I support them but I never know what to say”.... COME SUPPORT YOURS ACTIONS WILL SPEAK LOUDER THAN EVER ??? https://t.co/Pj43vJvezC— KJ Henry (@thekjhenry) June 11, 2020
I encourage everyone to come out this Saturday 6-8pm to Bowman field on campus for a peaceful protest with me and my teammates. We’re all in this together as a Clemson family. Black Lives Matter ?? pic.twitter.com/8Deg4S513m— Bryton Constantin (@Kxng_Bryton) June 11, 2020
We support our student-athletes and stand with them. https://t.co/z5bKwrQUvt— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) June 11, 2020
Clemson advises to follow these four players directly for updates on Saturday's protest/further details.— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) June 11, 2020
Mike Jones: @_mjones24
Trevor Lawrence: @Trevorlawrencee
Cornell Powell: @CornellPowell17
Darien Rencher: @D_Rench_