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Athletes make voices heard through protests

It is no secret that athletes at the collegiate and professional level are looked up to by those in the community. With instances of social injustice plaguing the country, athletes from across the nation have helped lead the charge for change. Among those athletes, some call Marquette University home.

Players across multiple athletic programs at Marquette have participated in protests, both in Milwaukee and their hometown communities.

Marquette athletes organized a march Sept. 4 that started on campus and went down to Valley Fields. Students, faculty and other members of the Milwaukee community walked alongside to combat social inequality and injustice.