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Cambridge police release statement on incident involving Enes Kanter

Cambridge police have decided no felony exercise occurred throughout a latest incident involving Celtics middle Enes Kanter, the division introduced in a press release Tuesday morning.

Police performed a preliminary investigation after Kanter mentioned he was threatened and harassed exterior of a Cambridge mosque Friday afternoon. Kanter recorded a video of the interplay, which occurred after the prayer service, and shared it on his social media accounts.

“The other individuals featured in a video posted online were exercising their constitutionally protected right to free speech,” learn the police division’s assertion. “Mr. Kanter has been advised of the steps that would be necessary to pursue a civil restraining order against the other parties, if he elects to pursue one.”

Kanter mentioned Saturday he additionally mentioned the matter with the Celtics’ safety group.

“I’m used to getting threats like this,” he mentioned. “I’m used to living this way.”

Kanter famous he’ll nonetheless proceed to talk out towards Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, regardless of the continued backlash from Erdoğan’s supporters. He known as the 2 males in Friday’s video “Erdoğan thugs.”

“I’m talking about human rights,” Kanter mentioned. “I’m talking about democracy, freedom, freedom of speech, of religion, of expression. I’m talking about justice. Just because I’m talking about these issues, I’m going to get threats? I’ll take that. I’ll be OK with it.”

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