Former First Lady Hillary Clinton has praised a young girl who said she was punished by her school after refusing to stand for the US Pledge of Allegiance.
Mariana Taylor, 11, said she was inspired by the NFL kneeling protest to kneel during the daily morning recital.
She claims a teacher violated her legal rights, but the school says it has no record of the alleged incident.
“Keep up the good work Mariana,” Mrs Clinton wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
“It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11!” the former Democratic presidential candidate wrote.
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