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LSU Football players march to President's house

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Posted at 9:39 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 22:39:08-04

LSU football was among the teams marching for social injustice Friday.

Players marched from Tiger Stadium to the home of Tomas Galligan, the school's interim president.

The march aligned with the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I had a Dream" speech.

Athletes across the nation have leveraged their platform to incite change. Wednesday the NBA came to a stop when the Milwaukee Bucks walked off the court of their playoff game demanding justice for Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin man shot seven times by police over the weekend.

LSU safety JaCoby Stevens says conversations about racism in American need to be had.

"I'm not saying all cops are bad, I'm not saying we don't need law enforcement. I am saying that we need to have this conversation of social injustice. We need to have this conversation and admit that there is racism out there," he said. "If we have that conversation and admit it, we can make improvements and [take] a lot of steps forward."

Friday Louisiana University athletes also walked from the Moncla Practice facility to campus and to city police. The Houston Astros boycotted their game against the Oakland Athletics.

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