At least a few dozen University of Alabama students sat during the playing of the national anthem before the kickoff of the Alabama-Texas A&M game Saturday afternoon.
Some of the students participating in the #BamaSits protest held signs calling for racial justice in the United States.
Other students tried to block the #BamaSits protest by standing in front of the seated demonstrators.
— Kyle Burger (@kyle_burger) October 22, 2016
Some students, including UA students expressed support for the protest on social media.
— Curious Coates (@Coates_MaGoates) October 22, 2016
— cleopatra ☥ (@aminafromthesix) October 22, 2016
So proud to see #bamasits at the game bringing attention to injustice not only at UA but in our country.
— bailey mcintosh (@baileynmc) October 22, 2016
— Beccaaaaa (@kindofbeyonce) October 22, 2016
— Seth Bordner (@SocratesofSport) October 22, 2016
— Konway Tweety (@KonwayTweety) October 22, 2016
But not everyone was happy with the protest.
#bamasits I blame the parents for these disrespectful kids.
— OneShot (@mfleenor9) October 22, 2016
#bamasits is a bunch of whiney uneducated children who are puppets being used by the media and liberals to push a dividing agenda.
— Aaron Williams (@Worship1AMW) October 22, 2016
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Cover Photo Credit: Kyle Burger/ Twitter (Screengrab)