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Protesters raise fists, kneel silently during national anthem before Ravens game

Protesters raise fists, kneel silently during national anthem before Ravens game

More than 100 people staged a silent protest outside M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore before the start of Sunday’s Ravens game, standing with their fists raised, then kneeling as the national anthem played inside.

The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant and Empowerment Temple AME Church organized the demonstration. He said the goal was to kneel in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who drew ire for refusing to stand for the anthem last year to protest the oppression of minorities in the U.S.

The Ravens and many other teams followed Kaepernick in kneeling for the anthem earlier this season, after President Donald J. Trump said any player who doesn’t...

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