Four Ann Arbor City Council Members Take a Knee During Pledge of Allegiance

Lauren Slagter, MLive, October 17, 2017

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Four Ann Arbor city council members chose to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.

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“I can’t speak to what is in each person’s heart, but for me to ‘take a knee’ is an act of attention, of concern, and of respect,” Warpehoski wrote on his website.

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During the meeting, Kailasapathy said she knelt during the Pledge to demonstrate her commitment to upholding democratic values.

“For me, taking a knee is also showing solidarity with the group of people who have been doing this at the national level,” she said.

The other council members’ reasons for kneeling were not immediately apparent at Monday’s meeting.

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