Second-year shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV was seen assisting efforts to clean up San Antonio streets Sunday morning following protests from the previous night.
Although the Spurs’ swingman isn’t native to San Antonio, he supported the community by removing graffiti from buildings and handing out waters to volunteers and workers.
A lot of people including #Spurs guard Lonnie Walker (@lonniewalker_4) have showed up to help pickup and clean downtown San Antonio after a group of people damaged and destroyed property after a peaceful protest Saturday. #KSATnews #KSATsports #NBA pic.twitter.com/nNewMt39w7— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) May 31, 2020
The #Spurs' Lonnie Walker helps remove graffiti from a building at the corner of Broadway and Losoya. The rookie guard has also been handing out water to workers cleaning up damage from last night's protests. pic.twitter.com/UMpwfxdBjC— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) May 31, 2020
@lonniewalker_4 Lonnie Walker from the Spurs showing the city of San Antonio some LOVE by passing out waters to those cleaning up broken windows from several downtown businesses after last nights turn of events. @bmprado2011 @pete_aguilar @ksatnews @KENS5 @KABBFOX29 pic.twitter.com/6xfCe3ztTK— MistaRabbit210 (@MistaRabbit210) May 31, 2020
The Reading, Pennsylvania product also took to social media to acknowledge the demonstrations and expressed his desire for everyone to come together during these divisive times.
More life love y’all..... pic.twitter.com/9e7e3n8ubO— Lonnie Walker IV (@lonniewalker_4) May 31, 2020
San Antonio was one of more than 75 cities nationwide involved in the protests following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers on Monday.
According to the San Antonio Express News, initial protests began with approximately 5,000 people marching in downtown San Antonio on Saturday evening, with most of the crowd dispersing by 7 p.m. central standard time.
A few hours later, a group of rioters began breaking into and looting stores while police attempted to regain control of the situation through the use of tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets at those on the streets.