San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to Instagram to comment on the killing of Alton Sterling. Kaepernick compared the shooting to a present day lynching.

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“This is what lynchings look like in 2016! Another murder in the streets because the color of a man’s skin, at the hands of the people who they say will protect us. When will they be held accountable? or did he fear for his life as he executed this man?”

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Last night, 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was selling CDs outside a convenience store where he was shot multiple times in the chest and back. RIP Alton Sterling.

See Kaepernick’s response via Instagram below.

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