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Chicago Policemen to be Reprimanded After Kneeling in Solidarity with Protester, NFL Players

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The officers posed for the photo after activist Aleta Clark asked if they were against police brutality. (Image courtesy of Aleta Clark/Instagram)

Two Chicago police officers face disciplinary action after posing for a photo that shows them taking a knee seemingly in support of NFL players’ protest Sunday night.

The unnamed officers are pictured kneeling with a local activist with their fists in the air.

“That Moment when you walk into the police station and ask the Men of Color [if] are they Against Police Brutality and Racism & they say Yes,” Aleta Clark, who goes by “englewood barbie” wrote on her Instagram page Sunday. “… Then you ask them if they support Colin Kaepernick… and they also say yes… then you ask them to Kneel.!”

The post had over 2,000 likes as of Tuesday, Sept. 26, along with thousands of comments expressing support.

More than 200 NFL players engaged in public protest over the weekend after President Donald Trump called on team owners to fire the “sons of b-tches” who kneel in protest during the national anthem. The demonstration was started by former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick last year in an effort to speak out against racism and police brutality in the U.S.

A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said the officers face a reprimand and a reminder of department policies, which prohibit officers from making political statements while in uniform or on duty, according to ABC7.

The Chicago Police Department didn’t return requests for comment.

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