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Female students attacked after protesting national anthem at football game

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Female students attacked after protesting national anthem at football game

Saturday night, two female students at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg were reportedly attacked after refusing to stand for the national anthem.

During the weekend’s USM vs. Rice University football game, spectators allegedly threw drinks at the young women and called them “unpatriotic f*cks” and “disrespectful b*tches,” when they realized they weren’t weren’t standing for the anthem.

“Once we determine the participants, we will act in accordance with code of student conduct of The University of Southern Mississippi,” said Eddie Holloway, the Dean of Students.

The university’s president, Rodney Bennett, also said he was “deeply concerned,” by the incident and planned to launch a full investigation.

Fans and athletes across the nation have been boycotting the national anthem since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a protest during the NFL’s preseason. Kaepernick has also inspired students in middle schools, high schools and on college campuses across the country. On September 24, the Oakland High School football team even staged a die-in protest as a show of solidarity.

Oakland high school players during the anthem.

Posted by Ijeoma Oluo on Saturday, September 24, 2016

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