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Judi Lynn

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Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:27 PM Feb 2019

University of Mississippi basketball players kneel on the court during national anthem [View all]

Source: The Hill


BY JOHN BOWDEN - 02/23/19 04:40 PM EST'

At least half a dozen students with the University of Mississippi's basketball team kneeled on the court Saturday during a performance of the national anthem.

Video posted on social media showed several members of the Ole Miss team kneeling during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before their game against the University of Georgia.

The demonstration came as students elsewhere on campus reportedly rallied in support of a monument to the Confederacy on the school's grounds.

Dueling protests occurred on campus Friday and Saturday, according to media reports, while police reportedly advised all students and others to avoid campus if possible.

Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/431282-university-of-mississippi-basketball-players-kneel-on-the-court

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