'Black Lives Matter: Where does 'taking a knee' come from?
Protesters around the world have been "taking a knee" at demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in police custody in the US state of Minnesota, while the UK's foreign secretary has been criticised for wrongly saying the gesture seemed to be taken from TV show Game of Thrones.
Where does taking a knee as a form of protest come from? NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat on the bench during the US national anthem to protest against police brutality & racism in a pre-season game on 26 August 2016.
After discussing his motivations with Nate Boyer, a military veteran & former NFL player, Kaepernick switched from sitting to kneeling on one knee on 1 September 2016, generating national media attention.
Kaepernick said at the time: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses
black people & people of colour."
.....An image of Martin Luther King going down on one knee while in prayer at a civil rights march in 1965 has been
widely used in recent years.'
I beg to differ.
Image taken from Mackeys Encyclopedia Of Freemasonry (1873)
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