A public outcry defending WNBA players for recent protests against police brutality has been heard.

By MCNS Staff

Member of the Minnesota Lynx make a powerful statement

Member of the Minnesota Lynx make a powerful statement

Saturday WNBA President Lisa Borders lifted penalties she levied against players from several teams on Thursday. The fines came after players from the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury wore plain Black t-shirts in protest against recent police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

The players protested in solidarity against racism and police brutality.

According to national reports, each organization was fined $5,000 and players were issued $500 penalties each because WNBA rules stated that uniforms may not be altered in any way.

After the fines, players immediately took to Twitter to let their audiences know they would not be silenced. Many feel that the resulting response, no doubt, affected the fines being rescinded.

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