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Yesterday's protests in Austin brought out University of Texas football players. Players marched arm-in-arm with others from Royal-Memorial Stadium to the State Capitol to demonstrate against police brutality in the seventh day of Austin protests.


The players wore all black with face coverings and had nine minutes of silence in commemoration of George Floyd, the black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nine minutes. The players were accompanied by UT Police.

Since the death of George Floyd, the official UT football Twitter and Instagram accounts have posted support for the black community, including participating in #BlackOutTuesday, an initiative to pause business this past week to recognize those affected by police brutality.

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