Over a dozen members of a high school marching band walked off their team’s football field during the national anthem.
The thirteen Ames High School protesters linked arms as they left the grass during a game between the Little Cyclones and Des Moines Lincoln in Iowa.
Additionally, an unknown number of band members decided not to play their instruments during the anthem.
From The Gateway Pundit:
Prior to the game on Friday, student leaders read a statement to their classmates over the intercom explaining their decision to “change from a patriotic USA to pink-out theme”:
“The decision to change from a patriotic USA to pink-out theme for the student section was the decision of the Ames High student body alone. The only involvement by Ames High staff was to give the student body an opportunity to come together this morning and talk about how every student organization at Ames High has a voice.”
“Is this political? Maybe. But we are proud of how our students showed great leadership today by coming together.”