Colin Kaepernick Supports ‘Freedom Fighters’ in Minneapolis, Will Pay Legal Fees

Colin Kaepernick
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Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick jumped to Twitter to offer to pay the legal fees of the “freedom fighters” rioting and burning down the city of Minneapolis in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Kaepernick not only called the rioters “freedom fighters” and offered to pay their legal expenses if they get arrested while looting stores and burning down private property, but he also slipped in an advertisement to solicit donations to his Know Your Rights Camp.

“In fighting for liberation there‘s always retaliation,” he wrote on Friday. “We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis paid for by @yourrightscamp.”

The group the former football player founded also claimed it has already begun setting up the legal services.

According to TMZ Sports, the group released a statement claiming they have, “identified and teamed up with top defense lawyers in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area to provide legal resources for those in need.

“When there is an injustice within our community, it is our legal right to address it, by any means necessary,” the Know Your Rights Camp continued.

“If you, or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, or has been arrested while fighting injustice in the Minneapolis area, please complete the form below with as much detail as possible,” they concluded.

The day before, Kaepernick justified the civil unrest in response to Floyd’s death.

When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.

The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.

We have the right to fight back!

Rest in Power George Floyd

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