On Saturday evening, several American athletes competed in one of the last Olympic qualifying competitions before the Games begin in Tokyo on July 23.
After the hammer reeled for victory, as DeAnna Price ran away with the gold medal, exciting scenes popped up on the podium.
When the national anthem was played, sledgeette Gwen Berry, 31, who came third, was surprised.
As the music reverberated, Perry put her left hand on her hip and shuffled her feet so that she was facing the stands and not the American flag.
Toward the end of the anthem, she carried her black “Activist-Performer” T-shirt and covered her head with it.
– I was pissed to be completely honest. But I don’t really want to talk about the song because it’s not important. This (the national anthem) does not speak for me, and it never did, Perry is said to have stated according to the Guardian.
Perry’s protest raised the minds of many Americans, especially Republicans.
– What’s wrong with people? Growing up, everyone stood with the American flag. You had nothing to say about your political position, your race, your gender, your income, or your religion. Everyone stops for the information. It was one of the bourgeois rituals that brought us together. This should be the case today . Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin wrote Twitter.
As former presidential candidate Ted Cruz commented on the protest:
Why does the left hate America?
Sure, we have our faults, but no country in world history has freed more people from captivity, lifted more poverty, bled more for freedom, or blessed more wealth.
God bless America. https://t.co/7hH1FMzEn0
– Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 28, 2021
I think it was on purpose
Perry has used his position on several occasions to focus on injustice in the United States.
When she won gold during the Pan American Games two years ago, it elicited strong reactions when she was He raised his fist in protest Against, among other things, the presidency of Donald Trump.
Perry believes she was “cheated” during Saturday’s convention. According to Berry, playing the national anthem during such conferences is very unusual.
She is convinced that her earlier protests are the reason for the playing of the national anthem.
“They said it would be played before we went out, but they played it while we were there,” she told The Guardian.
American athletics spokeswoman Susan Hazard said the national anthem was scheduled to be played at 5:20 p.m., according to the Guardian.
“The national anthem is played every day according to a previously published schedule,” the newspaper quoted Hazard as saying.
However, the song played at 17:25, writes The Guardian.
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