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Washington protesters demand racial justice amid NFL protests

Washington protesters demand racial justice amid NFL protestsSeveral thousand demonstrators turned out Saturday in Washington to demand racial justice in the United States, days after NFL players across the country defied President Donald Trump by taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality. It comes as the country is experiencing a period of heightened racial tensions as white supremacist groups have come increasingly to the fore, culminating in the death of a liberal protester in August. An opinion poll published by CBS News Friday highlighted growing polarization: fifty-two percent of Americans disapprove of athletes staging protests during the national anthem — but they also do not like President Donald Trump’s handling of the issue.



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A Steelers fan painted a swastika on the team flag because the NFL protests made him angry

A Steelers fan painted a swastika on the team flag because the NFL protests made him angryA Pennsylvania man upset his neighbors by painting a red swastika over the Pittsburgh Steelers flag following their decision to stay in the locker room last Sunday.



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Rush Limbaugh Says Anthem Protests Are Leftist Plot To 'Damage' NFL

Rush Limbaugh Says Anthem Protests Are Leftist Plot To 'Damage' NFLConservative radio host Rush Limbaugh got a chance Thursday to weigh in on the NFL’s national anthem protests during an appearance on Fox News ― and he took the ball and ran with it.



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Fox News Guest's Argument Against NFL Protests Is Peak Willful Ignorance

Fox News Guest's Argument Against NFL Protests Is Peak Willful IgnoranceA “Fox & Friends” panelist said Tuesday that she’s fed up with NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem and thinks it’s time for them to explain what it is they’re protesting.



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NFL Owners Defending 'Take A Knee' Are Missing The Point Of The Protests

NFL Owners Defending 'Take A Knee' Are Missing The Point Of The ProtestsNFL team owners have almost universally defended players who boycotted the national anthem over the weekend amidst criticism from President Donald Trump.



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Singer Jessie James Decker Voices Support For National Anthem Amid Protests

Singer Jessie James Decker Voices Support For National Anthem Amid ProtestsCountry singer Jessie James Decker spoke out in support of the national anthem amid NFL protests over President Donald Trump’s comments attacking players who choose to kneel during the patriotic song.



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White House: If NFL protests are about police brutality, players 'should protest the officers on the field'

White House: If NFL protests are about police brutality, players 'should protest the officers on the field'White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Monday that if NFL players who kneel during the national anthem at games are doing so because of police brutality, they should protest the officers instead of the song.



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Donald Trump Repeats Call For NFL Boycott To Stop Anthem Protests

Donald Trump Repeats Call For NFL Boycott To Stop Anthem ProtestsIn a pair of early-morning tweets, President Donald Trump once again encouraged football fans to boycott the NFL if the league does not “fire or suspend” players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racism.



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Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitationBy Barbara Goldberg and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit. Responding to Trump’s attacks on football players who protested during the national anthem, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Saturday that Trump’s statements revealed “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and its players.



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James Comey's Speech Derailed By Protests During Howard University Convocation

James Comey's Speech Derailed By Protests During Howard University ConvocationFormer FBI director James Comey faced loud protests throughout his speech at Howard University’s convocation ceremony Friday, as activists chanted and sang traditional African-American spirituals over his remarks.



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