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Hundreds kneel outside Cowboys' stadium during national anthem

Posted at 6:59 AM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 06:59:05-05

ARLINGTON, TX (KTVT/CNN) – Hundreds of protesters stood in silence outside the Dallas Cowboys’ football stadium as a way to support NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

Wearing all black, protesters from the “Coalition for Justice” and “Justice for All” movements walked through the streets of Arlington, TX, Sunday.

They ended their rally outside the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys were playing the Philadelphia Eagles.

As football fans walked by, the protesters stood in silence with arms raised around late NFL player and coach Tom Landry’s statue for more than 30 minutes.

When the national anthem played inside the stadium, the protesters took a knee.

The demonstrations were held as a way to call for justice and to support NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

"I think that it was a huge sacrifice Colin Kaepernick made by taking the knee, and it was a simple, silent protest. Unfortunately, now, it seems as if the narrative has continually changed to something it never was,” protester Jasmine Crockett said.

Security was tight at the stadium, and the protesters had their own security team. The protest was peaceful.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones suggested in October that Cowboys players who kneel during the national anthem wouldn’t be allowed to play.

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