“Arrest Them All” – John Isner Speaks out Against Protests in the USA

Published 06/01/2020, 11:29 AM EDT


The horrific death of an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, in police custody has resulted in thousands of protesters flocking to the streets. Curfews have been imposed across many cities in the USA with the rise of the civil unrest. America’s No.1 tennis player, John Isner, also demanded justice for Floyd but he condemned the violent behavior of the mobs.

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There is widespread looting going on in various parts of the country and hundreds of properties were damaged over the weekend. Consequently, Isner called for the arrest of all who are violently protesting and vandalizing property.

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Earlier, Floyd was arrested for using a counterfeit $20 bill in a shop. The police officer was videotaped kneeling on Floyd, as he arrested the man. The latter begged for the officer to let him up as he could not breathe. However, the cop ignored his plea.

The incident triggered widespread protests across the country to demand justice. Floyd’s attorney and protesters are demanding a strict charge against all the officers present during the incident.

“This is dishonoring George Floyd” – John Isner

The peaceful protest soon turned to a violent one with the clash between the demonstrators and police. Isner also criticized the violent protests on social media.

“Really something to cheer about. Arrest them all,” Isner wrote on Twitter.

St Johns church is a 205 years old historic landmark and place of healing. This is absolutely pathetic. Arrest these anarchist losers. https://t.co/mWSFFO3QFQ

— John Isner (@JohnIsner) June 1, 2020

John also replied to one of the comments that those officers should be “100%” arrested. However, he explained that this violence is not justifiable and graded certain demonstrators as “terrorist”.

So that makes this justified? What is wrong with you. No shit George Floyd is not with us but this is dishonoring him.

— John Isner (@JohnIsner) June 1, 2020

Terrorists.

— John Isner (@JohnIsner) June 1, 2020

Yep exactly. Sickening.

— John Isner (@JohnIsner) June 1, 2020

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You’re spot on. We def can’t. But this anarchy has to be stopped. Detracts so much from the peacefully assembled protestors

— John Isner (@JohnIsner) June 1, 2020

Also Watch: Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Coco Gauff And Others Rally To Fight Against Racism

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Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.

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