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St. Louis Rams Make 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Gesture (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Five members of the St. Louis Rams football team made the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture used by pro-Ferguson protesters when they came out on the field today for pregame introductions.

Some witnesses in Ferguson claimed that Michael Brown put his hands up to surrender before he was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.

Rams players Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt, Chris Givens and Jared Cook held their hands up, noted SBNation.com (video below).

"I just think there has to be a change," Cook told the Associated Press. "There has to be a change that starts with the people that are most influential around the world. No matter what happened on that day, no matter how the whole situation went down, there has to be a change."

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"It takes some guts, it takes some heart, so I admire the people around the world that have been doing it," added Cook.

"I don't want the people in the community to feel like we turned a blind eye to it," said Britt. "What would I like to see happen? Change in America."

Rams running back Tre Mason raised his hands with Britt after scoring a touchdown during the team's 52-0 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

"It touched a lot of us. It added fuel to our fire," stated Mason.

Sources: SBNation.com, Associated Press