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Bruins issue statement in response to protests over death of George Floyd: ‘Black lives matter’

The Bruins logo is shown on the ice at TD Garden in 2018.
The Bruins logo is shown on the ice at TD Garden in 2018.Winslow Townson/FR170221 AP via AP

The Boston Bruins added their statement to a chorus of teams and organizations expressing their support of ongoing protests and condemning the death of George Floyd.

“Black lives matter,” the statement issued Tuesday begins. “Bigotry, ignorance and senseless violence in any and all forms is wrong.”

Here is the Bruins’ statement in full:

"Black lives matter. Bigotry, ignorance and senseless violence in any and all forms is wrong.

We are a hockey club, and sometimes it is hard to know when, where and how to comment on issues that challenge the freedom and well-being of our community. We want to be honest and we want to be accountable and we want to be leaders.

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The abhorrent murder of George Floyd and similar events cannot be tolerated. We want to be part of change and we will lead with our actions. That has always started with treating all people with dignity and respect."


Katie McInerney can be reached at katie.mcinerney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @k8tmac.