Asked On Thursday whether he would take part in the symbolic show of support, Dominic Raab, said on Thursday: “I take the knee for two people; the Queen and Mrs. when I asked her to marry me. ”
In explaining why he would not participate, Mr. Raab said TalkRadio: “I understand that feeling of frustration and anxiety that lead to the Black Lives Matters [sic] movement.
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“I have to say, on the take a knee thing, I don’t know, maybe he has a broader history, but it seems to be taken from The Game of Thrones [sic]feels to me like a symbol of submission and subordination rather than liberation and emancipation. But I understand that people feel differently about it so it is a matter of personal choice. ”
Mr. Raab is one of the prime minister, members of parliament, and covered for Boris Johnson, while he was out of action with an Covid-19 infection.
“Take a knee” as a custom began in 2016 as an event organized by the athletes of the united states, which has been kneeling on one knee during the national anthem to highlight the racism and the brutality of the police.
The law has since spread and become a larger sign of solidarity and support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The leader of the Keir Starmer last week tweeted a photo of himself taking a knee in his office at the parliament in support of the protesters.