Protest planned in Philadelphia following Eagles-Seahawks game

Sunday December 7th, 2014

A "die-in" protest is planned for outside Lincoln Financial Field after the Seattle Seahawks-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday, according to ESPN.

The protest is being organized by a Philadelphia clergy group called POWER (Philadelphia Organized to Witness Empower & Rebuild) and is taking place across the country. It is in response to the grand jury decisions in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.  

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Protestors will lie down in the intersection of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue outside the stadium once the game is completed. They will stay there for four and a half minutes, which represents the four hours and 30 minutes Brown laid in a Ferguson, Mo., street after being killed. 

St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Davin Joseph wrote "I Can't Breathe" on his cleats on Sunday, in reference to words Garner said on video while in a chokehold by police. 

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Last weekend, five Rams players used the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before their game. An NFL executive told ESPN's Adam Schefter he wouldn't be surprised if there are more players who use the "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" message at Sunday's games. 


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