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Demonstrators Stage Silent Protest Outside Ravens Stadium

Posted: 10/16/2017 10:46:00 -04:00 Updated:

BALTIMORE (AP)- More than 100 people participated in a silent protest before the start of the Baltimore Ravens game as the national anthem played inside the M&T Bank Stadium.

The protesters stood outside the stadium with their fists raised, then knelt down.

Organizers said the goal was to kneel in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He drew criticism for refusing to stand for the anthem to protest the oppression of minorities in the U.S.

Members of the Ravens and many other teams knelt earlier this season after President Donald Trump said any player who doesn't stand for the anthem should be fired.

The Rev. Jamal Bryant, who organized Sunday's protest, said the reasons behind Kaepernick's actions have become lost in the political noise.

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