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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny

The X-Files pair teamed up to take a knee — like former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick has done many times in protest of “a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” (Photo: Gillian Anderson via Instagram)


Celebrities join the #TakeaKnee protest

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

After President Donald Trump’s comments over the weekend about how NFL players who protest the national anthem should be fired, we watched players, coaches, and entire teams participate in a mass #TakeaKnee protest during Sunday and Monday’s games.

Celebrities quickly showed their support of the movement, but some took it a step further by taking a knee themselves. See the powerful photos above.