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Carmelo Anthony urges Baltimore protesters not to tear city down

Anthony posted a message to his Instagram page.
Inset image: Getty Images, main photo: Reuters

Long-time New York Knicks star and Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony voiced his opinion about the recent protests and riots happening in Baltimore, Maryland.

In a recent post to Instagram, Anthony urges protesters to “build up our city and not tear it down. “ He sends his deepest sympathies to the Gray family but encourages protesters to think about the youth and how rioting and destroying the city will affect the community

“To see my city in a State of Emergency is just shocking. We need to protect our city, not destroy it,” Anthony writes in the Instagram post.

Read the full caption below.


We all want Justice. And our city will get the answers we are looking for. My deepest sympathy goes out to the GRAY Family. To see my city in a State of Emergency is just shocking. We need to protect our city, not destroy it. What happens when we get the answers that we want, and the media attention is not there anymore? We go back to being the same ol Baltimore City again. If not yourself, then Think about the youth. How this will impact them. Let's build our city up not tear it down. Although, we want justice, let's look at the real issues at hand. For example, When was the last school built in Baltimore? That's just one example. I know my community is fed up. I'm all about fighting for what we believe in. The anger, the resentment, the neglect that our community feels right now, will not change over night. Continue, fighting for what you believe in. But remember, it takes no time to destroy something. But, it can take forever to build it back up. Peace7. #Thisonehitshome #BeMore #LetsNotFallForTheTrap "Please Understand What State Of Emergency Mean"(Destroy and Conquer) #StayMe7o

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