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Wizards guard Brad Beal sent out a series of tweets Saturday morning in response to the unrest in several cities across the country following the death of George Floyd. 

Floyd, a black man, died in police custody after a police officer kept his knee on his neck for several minutes. His death sparked civil unrest in Minneapolis, MN, Atlanta, GA, Richmond, VA and New York City, NY this week. Several other cities saw protests, such as Los Angeles, Louisville and Memphis.

"I just do not understand why we loot from our own!" Beal stated in his first tweet. 

Most of his tweets were used to speak on robbing and looting businesses in an individual's own hometown. 

"Some people work hard for the businesses they have. And people rob and loot their place to leave them high and dry, for what? What point you proving by taking something and burning things of someone who had nothing to do with the situation?" Beal said in one tweet. 

 

"Black, white, green, it don’t matter. It makes no sense to take something from someone, when they have nothing to do with what’s going on in the world!! Especially when it’s all people have," Beal said.

Beal calls for the protestors' rage to not be directed to corporations, but rather at the system that has led to injustice.

"100% but our rage is directed to the wrong people. We taken it towards corporate, and these businesses that had nothing to do with what happened!! it needs to be directed to the system!!! We have a million social issues we have to fix, hell within our own communities too!" Beal said.

"I feel you, those feelings of pains. Years of suffering can never be replaced. But we have to ACT now, but in a different matter. We’ve been looting and rioting for years and no change. We gotta do something else!" Beal said.