It appears that the Kaepernick movement has taken another step forward, this time in Sacramento.
Singer Leah Tysee was belting out the anthem to the appreciation of the crowd before the Sacramento King’s exhibition home game against a team from Israel and right at the words “land of the free” Tysee took a knee.
Leah Tysee, part of KFBK’s 31 Survivors in 31 Days breast cancer series, kneels while singing National Anthem at @SacramentoKings game. pic.twitter.com/Xo0DmAUFIs
HeatherPeterson KFBK (@heatherp_kfbk) October 11, 2016
The video also shows cheerleaders joining the protest with Tysee.
On her Facebook page the brave singer said “This act embodies the conflict many of us feel. I love and honor my country as deeply as anyone yet it is my responsibility as an American to speak up against injustice as it affects my fellow Americans,”
“Taking a knee felt like the most patriotic thing I could do.”