USA: Demos for and against NFL players' kneeling protest meet in Detroit

Demonstrations both in support and against the decision of certain NFL players to kneel during the national anthem came face-to-face in Detroit, on Sunday, as the Detroit Lions geared up to play the Carolina Panthers in Fort Field. People in support of the NFL players' protest shouted slogans such as «Stand for justice, take a knee. Kick out white supremacy.» Meanwhile, some were... Еще demonstrating against the footballers, claiming their refusal to stand for the national anthem was disrespectful. One protester said, «It only takes two minutes to play the national anthem and that's all we are asking for. Out of respect for our veterans [and] law enforcement officers who have given their lives for this country.» The issue began over a year ago, as former Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick began to exhibit a passive protest during the national anthem, by kneeling instead of standing, as it played before games.

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