A number of school athletes in Mississippi took a knee on Saturday as “The Star-Spangled Banner” performed forward of their basketball recreation.
The symbolic motion by members of the boys’s Ole Miss crew got here in response to a Confederacy rally unfolding close to their enviornment, in line with The Related Press.
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The crew was dealing with off in opposition to Georgia, and because the squad lined up close to the foul line for the nationwide anthem, six gamers knelt down, as documented by a photograph of the motion. Two extra gamers reportedly joined them because the tune neared its shut.
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Not distant, a pair of pro-Accomplice teams had staged a march in favor of a Accomplice statue within the space, in line with WLBT.
Varied scholar teams held counterprotests on campus on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, one started on the town sq. and ended on the Accomplice monument within the coronary heart of the Ole Miss campus.
The Related Press contributed to this report.