Kaepernick announces program that pays legal defense for “freedom fighters”

Former NFL player and activist Colin Kaepernick announced a legal defense initiative for “Freedom fighters.”

Kaepernick announced the program on Twitter, writing:

In fighting for liberation there‘s always retaliation. 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  “Know Your Rights Camp” tweeted more details and wrote:

In solidarity w/ our brothers & sisters in Minneapolis, KYRC + @kaepernick7 established our Legal Defense Initiative to support Freedom Fighters on the ground. 

The reaction to Kaepernick’s program was mixed.

Some were critical and one Twitter user wrote “Kap I’m with you but I can’t get down with the freedom fighters when I see videos of them burning our flag. I can agree with taking a knee but the flag burning is where I draw the line.”

Another Twitter user wrote “You are a Hero Mr. Kaepernick.”

Thursday morning, Kaepernick wrote:

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