Dozens Gather Outside NFL Headquarters to Protest for Players’ ‘Right to Kneel’

In the wake of the NFL’s announcement that it has adopted a policy of fining teams and personnel who do not “stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem,” dozens of protesters gathered outside the league’s New York headquarters.

Friday’s demonstration was reportedly organized by the NAACP, the Justice League of New York City, the National Action Network and the Women’s March.

Protesters carried signs and chanted as they defended athletes’ “right to kneel.” Some people wore clothing or jerseys featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who began the trend of not standing for the anthem during the 2016 NFL season to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

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