Texas State students stage sit-in during national anthem

A group of Texas State students staged a sit-in during the national anthem at the game between the Bobcats and the University of Houston on Saturday.

untitledTexas State student Lonvis Naulls told reporter Mark Berman of Fox 26 that there were 125 people in the Black Lives Matter group, which sat and raised their fists as the anthem played at the Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos.

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Naulls said the group sat in protest of social injustice and are following the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who garnered national attention in August for sitting during the national anthem prior to the start of a game.

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“We believe that this country oppresses black people in many ways,” Naulls said. “The senseless murders of unarmed black men who are complying with police officers. There’s no justice at all. Why should we follow the national anthem if it doesn’t pertain to us? It’s excluding the black community.”

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