Smith and Carlos made the famous Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
Some fans in the streets of Seattle expressed support for Bennett, as well as Colin Kaepernick, who began a movement of protest across sports in drawing attention to police brutality toward minorities in America. One of those fans was Bennett’s younger brother Reshaud, who spoke at a Black Lives Matter rally Sunday afternoon, according to a Seattle Times report.
Scenes from the Kaepernick/Michael Bennett solidarity protest outside the Seahawks-49ers game in Seattle. pic.twitter.com/Td2OjOESaz
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) September 17, 2017
Bennett, who began protesting this preseason, had a highly publicized run-in with the Las Vegas Police Department, an incident that’s still under investigation.
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