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FSU football organizing Unity Walk on Saturday

The Seminoles’ walk will start at the Unconquered statue at 2 p.m. in Tallahassee.
The Unconquered statue at Doak Campbell Stadium will be the starting point for Saturday's Unity Walk with the Florida State football team.
The Unconquered statue at Doak Campbell Stadium will be the starting point for Saturday's Unity Walk with the Florida State football team. [ MARK WALLHEISER | AP ]
Published Jun. 12, 2020
Updated Jun. 12, 2020

Florida State’s football program will hold a player-led unity walk Saturday.

It will start at 2 p.m. at the Unconquered statue in front of Doak Campbell Stadium and end at the state capitol building. Members of the campus and Tallahassee communities are both expected to be there.

FSU’s march comes as people across the country continue demonstrations about police brutality and systemic racism following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. USF’s KJ Sails organized a similar effort last week in Tampa.

The Seminoles have been vocal about the issue. After star defensive lineman Marvin Wilson threatened a player boycott, FSU decided to take three tangible steps: Everyone on the team would be register to vote to have their voices heard, they’ll raise money to help more black children go to college and do more to help poor children in the community.

Several players have also posted their own statements on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement and racial equality.