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Texas Longhorns football team marches to the Capitol in support of George Floyd

"The only time I sincerely feel protected is when I got that logo on my chest," said defensive back Chris Brown.

AUSTIN, Texas — As protests continued for the seventh night in Austin, the Texas Longhorns Football team joined in with a march of their own.

After the death of George Floyd, who died after stating "I can't breathe" as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, protests and marches have been launched nationwide in support of Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The march kicked off a little before 5 p.m. on Thursday as the team left the UT campus and headed toward the Texas Capitol.

They arrived at the Capitol around 5:30 p.m. There, everyone took to one knee for nine minutes to remember Floyd.

KVUE's Jake Garcia spoke with defensive back Chris Brown on the walk back to campus.

"The only time I sincerely feel protected is when I got that logo on my chest," he said.

Protests continued Thursday in Downtown Austin, with some planned at Austin Police Department headquarters in the evening.

Texas football is marching through Austin to show its support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Posted by KVUE on Thursday, June 4, 2020

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