Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Gov. Dayton says he disagrees with kneeling protests, but also with Trump's response

By Star Tribune, Sep. 26, 2017

Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he disagrees with professional sports players who choose to sit or kneel while the national anthem is played before a game — but also believes they have a right to use the gesture as a sign of protest.

The DFL governor was asked during a news conference Monday what he thought of the wave of players in the NFL and other leagues choosing to kneel, sit or stay in the locker room in silent protest — particularly after President Donald Trump blasted such actions in a storm of Twitter posts this weekend. Some of the players have said the gesture is meant as a demonstration against racism in the United States.
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