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Seattle, S.F. high school football teams kneel during national anthem

Kaepernick, Reid only 49ers to take a knee during national anthem

San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid were the only players to kneel during the national anthem Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, before playing the Los Angeles Rams. Four players raised their fists during the ceremony: 49ers Eli Harold and Ant
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San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid were the only players to kneel during the national anthem Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, before playing the Los Angeles Rams. Four players raised their fists during the ceremony: 49ers Eli Harold and Ant

Players and staff for Garfield High School in Seattle took a knee in unison during the national anthem on Friday.

Here’s the story and reaction behind the Garfield High School protest, reported in this video by Seattle television station KIRO 7.

More protests

Every member of a high school football team in San Francisco took a knee during the national anthem at their game last Saturday.

The spreading protest over racial injustice that was started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick seems to be growing to other levels of football.

Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday that Johnny "Joey" Jones, a Marine Staff Sgt. who lost both legs in Afghanistan, is among the military members he's spoken with since his national anthem protest became public late last month.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem to shed light on racial injustice. His actions have spread across the NFL as other players are showing signs of support.

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