Colin Kaepernick calls Minneapolis rioters "Freedom Fighters," starts fund to cover legal fees

by Bryan Brammer · May 30th, 2020 1:52 pm

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has started a fund to cover the legal fees for "Freedom Fighters" who are rioting in protests which started over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

"In fighting for liberation there‘s always retaliation. We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis by for by [Know Your Rights Camp]," Kaepernick tweeted.

The Legal Defense Initiative has "identified and teamed up with top defense lawyers" to provide legal representation for protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"When there is an injustice within our community, it is our legal right to address it, by any means necessary," the Know Your Rights Camp website reads. "If you, or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, or has been arrested while fighting injustice in the Minneapolis area, please complete the form below with as much detail as possible."

Kaepernick had previously called for violence in response to George Floyd's killing, threatening, "The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance."

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