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Shonda Rhimes, Gillian Anderson, and David Duchovny are the latest stars to kneel in solidarity to protest racial inequality and police injustice in the United States.
The hashtag, the linked arms, and the kneel mimic the actions taken by NFL players during the National Anthem, as players paid homage to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began the protest movement last football season. The peaceful protests caused controversy that was further aggravated by President Donald Trump, following his remarks at an Alabama political rally.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired,'” Trump said.
In response, people everywhere, not just on the football field, have begun to show their support, including some of TV’s biggest faces. The cast of “Grey’s Anatomy,