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US women's soccer team wear 'Black Lives Matter' uniforms, protest national anthem in Europe

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'Today, we wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency'

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After not playing for nearly nine months, the United States women's soccer team protested the national anthem and made a social justice statement with "Black Lives Matter" uniforms prior to a game on Friday.

Ahead of their game with the Netherlands' national team, the American women walked out of the locker room wearing jackets emblazoned with "Black Lives Matter." During the playing of the American national anthem, nearly every member of the team knelt, according to ESPN, a sign of protest against America.

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