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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 & Lifestyle

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.