Falcons coach Quinn takes part in protest march

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Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn joined fellow members of the NFL franchise in a peaceful protest on Sunday after George Floyd's death.

There have been nationwide protests in the United States after Floyd – an African-American man – died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.

A police officer was filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck during an arrest after he was crying out for help as he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground.

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Quinn took part in the march to the governor's mansion in Atlanta amid efforts to eradicate racial injustice, and he was joined by Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Assistant coaches Bernie Parmalee and Doug Mallory were also involved, as well as players like Ricardo Allen, LaRoy Reynolds, Tyeler Davison and Mykal Walker.

"What I've learned about leadership is that it is about other people, and we have to hold ourselves accountable to help those around us," Quinn said via ESPN. "That's what I wanted to do today."

Dimitroff added: "I've always believed we are all created equal and should be treated as such but have passively held back my voice. I've decided it's time for me to step up and take action.''

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