American fencer Race Imboden won a gold medal in the Pan American games in Peru.
Then he knelt during the national anthem at the medals ceremony.
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Race Imboden told CNN it was a protest against “racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump.”
What a dope.
Fencer @Race_Imboden on why he took a knee on the podium at the Pan Am Games: “I think that the catalyst was certainly the shootings this past week…being an athlete who’s on the road a lot and seeing the terrible things that are happening and wanting to evoke change.” pic.twitter.com/5ZkeBsIP5z
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 11, 2019