Pro-Hong Kong Protests, Signs Seen At Wizards' Exhibition
Several demonstrators supporting the Hong Kong protesters last night "caused a stir" at Capital One Arena during the Wizards' preseason game against the Guangzhou Loong Lions. At least five "vocal demonstrations broke out before and during the first half," and in the second half, "more shouts of 'Free Hong Kong!' echoed throughout the arena." Before the game, members of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation "stood outside two arena entrances handing out 'Free Hong Kong' T-shirts and holding signs admonishing the NBA." Also during pregame, a group of men "stood in the lower bowl" as one held a sign reading "Google Uyghurs," which was confiscated. A Wizards spokesperson said that "no protesters were asked to leave the arena" (WASHINGTON POST, 10/10).