Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

Associated Press

August 20, 2014

         

In this Aug. 18, 2014, photo, Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) along with other teammates enter FedEx Field with their arms raised before an NFL game against the Cleveland Browns in Landover, Md. The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL. The Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward. It was a show of solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri, who are protesting the shooting of Michael Brown.

LANDOVER, Md. The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL.

The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward.

It was a show of solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri, who are protesting the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Eleven players took part as the team was preparing to face the Cleveland Browns.

Safety Ryan Clark said Brown "could have been any one of us. That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins. ... When you get an opportunity to make a statement and be more than a football player, it's good."

Protesters have gathered daily in Ferguson since Brown was fatally was shot by a police officer Aug. 9.