Protest held outside ESPN offices in New York City

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NEW YORK CITY (WTNH) — ESPN headquarters right here in Connecticut were quiet on Tuesday, but the network’s executive offices in New York City were anything but.

A protest was held there on Tuesday over the suspension of ESPN anchor Jemele Hill.Related Content: Trump attacks ESPN’s Jemele Hill with misleading tweet

Hill tweet that NFL fans should boycott the franchise after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced that he would punish any of his team’s players who do not stand for the national anthem. In doing so, she broke the network’s rule prohibiting its employees from making political statements on social media.

Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton is demanding that ESPN executives meet with civil rights leaders over the suspension.Related Content: ESPN suspends anchor for breaking social media rules

“So, what is the basis of the suspension?” Questioned Rev. Sharpton. “Is it that ESPN and the NFL is being pressured by the administration when you had a president tweeting about the NFL’s non-profit status?”

Hill’s two-week suspension from the network comes nearly one month after ESPN suspended her in September for tweeting that President Trump was a white supremacist.

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