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Tuscan GP: F1 champ Hamilton wears 'arrest the cops' T-shirt

September 13, 2020 21:05 IST
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Mercedes GP's British driver Lewis Hamilton takes a knee on the grid in support of ending racism before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit in Scarperia, Italy on Sunday

IMAGE: Mercedes GP's British driver Lewis Hamilton takes a knee on the grid in support of ending racism before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit in Scarperia, Italy on Sunday. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took a knee before the start of the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday with a message on his shirt declaring "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor".

 

The words "say her name" and a photograph were on the back of Briton Hamilton's shirt.

The Mercedes driver, the sport's only Black competitor, has previously worn a "Black Lives Matter" T-shirt in similar pre-race gestures against racism.

Lewis Hamilton is pictured wearing a shirt in tribute to the late Breonna Taylor 

IMAGE: Lewis Hamilton is pictured wearing a shirt in tribute to the late Breonna Taylor. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was killed by police officers who burst into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.

One police officer involved was fired by the city's police department in June. Two other officers have been placed on administrative reassignment. No criminal charges have been filed against any of the three.

US Open tennis winner Naomi Osaka wore a face mask with Taylor's name on it as one of a series of masks she wore on her way to the title.

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