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Chicago cops seen taking a knee, raising their fists in photo. Here's how the department responded.

The Chicago Police Department said two officers seen in an Instagram photo kneeling and raising their fists with an activist will be reprimanded. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

The Chicago Police Department will reprimand two officers seen taking a knee and raising their fists in an Instagram photo.

"We are aware of the photo and we will address it in the same way we have handled previous incidents in which officers have made political statements while in uniform, with a reprimand and a reminder of department policies," department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Chicago Tribune on Monday, adding that the officers aren't being identified.

The Sunday photo from Aleta Clark's Instagram account described "that moment" when one enters a police station and asks "men of color" if they're "against police brutality and racism" and they say "yes," and then asks them if they support Colin Kaepernick and "they also say yes" — and then asks them to kneel.

Clark is a Chicago mother and founder of Hugs No Slugs, which exists to protect Chicago-area children from gun violence.

The photo received nearly 2,000 likes as of Tuesday morning and was posted the same day that scores of NFL players linked arms and took a knee during the playing of the national anthem — a defiant response to headline-grabbing comments by President Donald Trump on Friday, when he suggested that team owners should fire players who disrespect the American flag.

Kaepernick, former quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers, began the trend last season of sitting and kneeling during the anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The quarterback has not been signed by an NFL team so far this season.

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