Lewis Hamilton accepted his trophy on the Formulation One Tuscan Grand Prix (Image: Getty)
Lewis Hamilton made a daring name for justice for Breonna Taylor at right this moment’s Formulation One race, sporting a t-shirt of the younger girl who was tragically killed by police.
The 35-year-old gained the Formulation One Tuscan GP on Sunday however made positive to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter motion earlier than celebrating his win.
As he collected his trophy from the rostrum, Lewis made the black energy salute sporting a t-shirt which learn: ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor,’ on the entrance and had a portrait of the younger girl’s face on the again with the slogan ‘Say Her Title’.
Earlier than the race, Lewis posed within the t-shirt for an Instagram publish and mentioned within the caption: ‘It’s been 6 months since Breonna Taylor was murdered by policemen, in her own residence. Nonetheless no justice has been served. We gained’t keep silent. #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor.’
He additionally took the knee earlier than the race started.
Breonna, 26, died in March after being shot by law enforcement officials a number of instances after they entered her condominium in Louisville, Kentucky.
Six-time world champion Lewis has been significantly vocal about racism since protests started in Could following the dying of George Floyd, who died after law enforcement officials knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes whereas he struggled to breath.
He wore a t-shirt supporting justice for Breonna Taylor (Image: AP)
The t-shirt had Breonna’s face on the again and the slogan ‘Say Her Title’ (Image: Formulation 1/Formulation 1 by way of Getty Photos)
Lewis gained the race in Italy on Sunday (Image: AP)
Addressing Floyd’s heartbreaking dying, Lewis beforehand wrote in an Instagram publish: ‘I see these of you who’re staying silent, a few of you the most important of stars but you keep silent within the midst of injustice.
‘Not an indication from anyone in my trade which after all is a white dominated sport. I’m one of many solely individuals of color there but I stand alone.’
He continued: ‘I’d have thought by now you’d see why this occurs and say one thing about it however you’ll be able to’t stand alongside us. Simply know I do know who you’re and I see you…’
Lewis later supported BLM protestors who tore down a statue of slave dealer Edward Colston in Bristol.
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‘If these individuals hadn’t taken down that statue honouring a racist slave dealer, it will by no means have been eliminated,’ he mentioned, later including: ‘No person who did this ought to be honored. It was/is terrorism. Now. Then.
‘He by no means ought to’ve had a statue. I’m pleased with the activists and organizers in Bristol, in the UK, who tore this down.’
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