Rams Players Use ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Pose While Taking Field

TIME

Five St. Louis Rams players took the field for Sunday’s home game against the Oakland Raiders with a “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” pose that has been used by protestors in Ferguson, Mo., and across the country recently.

The five players who were shown doing the gesture on CBS were Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens and Kenny Britt.

There was reportedly a “remote possibility” earlier in the week that the game could be moved to Indianapolis because of unrest in the area, but on Thursday an NFL spokesman said the game would stay in St. Louis.

On Monday, St. Louis prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed, in August.

After the announcement, demonstrators gathered in the streets of Ferguson, where protests eventually turned violent. Cars and…

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