OREANDA-NEWSThe National Basketball Association (NBA) has suspended playoff matches for the season.

According to the BBC, this is due to the refusal of the Milwaukee club to participate in the match in protest against the actions of the police against the African American Jacob Blake in Wiskionsine. Blake was shot seven times in the back on Sunday.

In addition, several other major league baseball and American football matches have been postponed.

Also, black Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka refused to play in the semifinals of the prestigious Western & Southern Open in New York against Belgian Elise Mertens, saying that "as a black woman, I feel that there are much more important things that require immediate attention than watching. how I play tennis. "

Meanwhile, the US Tennis Association, ATP and WTA announced they will suspend matches of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday and reopen on Friday, adding that "tennis is collectively opposing racial inequality and social injustice."

Riots, arson, looting and vandalism have continued in Kenosha since Sunday. On that day, an on-call police patrol shot several times in the back of 29-year-old African-American Jacob Blake, who was standing in front of the car in which his children were. The man was taken to the hospital. His lawyer said he had a fractured spine, was paralyzed and was unlikely to be able to regain a full life again.