Mario Woods Coalition to hold 'Stand for Kaepernick' rally in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A group that demands justice for Mario Woods, a San Francisco man killed by police last year, is defending Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protest.

A rally got underway in front of the San Francisco Police Officer's Association late Wednesday morning, near 6th and Bryant.

The association sent a letter to the 49ers and the NFL, saying the quarterback has a lack of knowledge about shootings involving police.

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Meantime, Kaepernick is scoring support from some military vets on Twitter.

They're using the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick.

Kaepernick says he'll continue his sitting protest at Thursday's preseason game in San Diego.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat out the national anthem ahead of the team's game in Santa Clara, Calif. on Friday, August, 26, 2016.

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