Alex Bregman: George Floyd Protest Among Most Powerful Experiences of My Life

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 5, 2020

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman prepares to take batting practice before Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman spoke about his experience taking part in a peaceful protest for George Floyd earlier this week. 

Per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle, Bregman called it "one of the most powerful experiences of my life."

“I think we need change,” he added. “I think we need to vote ... We need action.”

Houston is among the many cities across the United States and around the world that have been protesting in Floyd's memory since he was killed in Minneapolis on May 25 while in police custody. 

Floyd was raised in Houston as a child and was a two-sport athlete in football and basketball at Yates High School. 

Brandon Williams, Floyd's nephew, organized a march in the city Tuesday afternoon. The protests have continued throughout the week. 

Bregman has been outspoken on social media in his support of the ongoing protests calling for social justice reform in the wake of Floyd's death. 

 

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