Several fans standing with a sign reading “Free Hong Kong” and “Google: Uyghurs” had them confiscated prior to a game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong Lions at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, Wednesday night.
The incidents were posted on Twitter and detail two separate interactions with arena officials who can be heard telling the group of fans “no political signs.”
Scott Hall, a spokesman for the Wizards, confirmed the incident said:”The building security staff removed signs tonight in accordance with Capital One Arena’s long-standing Signs, Banners, Posters, and Flag Policy.”
Hall said no fans were asked to leave the game.
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