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.
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 businesses were set on fire and police in riot gear used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
[H/T SB Nation]