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Spurs' Lonnie Walker Gives Water to People, Helps Clean Graffiti After Protests

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 31, 2020

San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb.10, 2020, in Denver. The Nuggets won 127-120. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV was seen helping cleaning up the streets in San Antonio Sunday morning.

The 21-year-old did his part to help remove graffiti from the walls of a building:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Spurs' @lonniewalker_4 helping to remove graffiti from a building He's also been handing out water to workers who are cleaning up after the protest 🙏 https://t.co/QjbWV20A4T

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn

The #Spurs' Lonnie Walker helps remove graffiti from a building at the corner of Broadway and Losoya. The rookie guard has also been handing out water to workers cleaning up damage from last night's protests. https://t.co/UMpwfxdBjC

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn

#Spurs' Lonnie Walker on his cleanup efforts: "I take great pride in saying I am part of this community...I am just a regular human being trying to do what we are supposed to do, and that's bring peace, positivity and joy throughout everybody's lives." https://t.co/NrSlaNJbhN

Lonnie Walker IV @lonniewalker_4

More life 🙏🏾 love y’all..... https://t.co/9e7e3n8ubO

He also handed out water to other people who helped clean up:

Joshua Fechter 📝 @JFreports

Spurs player Lonnie Walker is walking around downtown San Antonio handing out water bottles in the aftermath of last night’s violence https://t.co/JG9E6qi8Mk

Emilie Eaton @emilieeaton

.@lonniewalker_4 passing out water and talking to folks in Downtown #SanAntonio, where volunteers are cleaning property damage following last night’s protests. https://t.co/fJTWJlZZhl

Jaleesa Irizarry @JaleesaReports

.@spurs player Lonnie Walker is passing out water for those cleaning up downtown right now. @KENS5 #kens5eyewitness https://t.co/FElJvHAjlE

MistaRabbit210 @MistaRabbit210

@lonniewalker_4 Lonnie Walker from the Spurs showing the city of San Antonio some LOVE by passing out waters to those cleaning up broken windows from several downtown businesses after last nights turn of events. @bmprado2011 @pete_aguilar @ksatnews @KENS5 @KABBFOX29 https://t.co/6xfCe3ztTK

San Antonio was among the more than 30 cities around the United States that experienced protests following the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.

The initial protest in San Antonio began Saturday evening with about 5,000 people marching downtown, with the event mostly ending around 7 p.m. local time, per Marina Starleaf Riker, Vincent T. Davis, and Silvia Foster-Frau of the San Antonio Express-News.

Hours later, rioters broke into stores and began looting while police shot tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets at those on the streets.

On Sunday morning, volunteers went out to help clean up the damage that occurred the night before. Walker was among those trying to help make improvements to the city.

The Pennsylvania native is in his second year with the Spurs after being selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA draft.