This image, provided to The Associated Press, has spurred questions about whether the 16 cadets’ raised-fist gesture violates military restrictions on political activity. Seniors often take group photos in traditional uniforms to echo historical portraits of cadets. But the women’s raised fists led some observers to question whether they were expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement and breaching rules against “partisan political activity” in uniform.
This image, provided to The Associated Press, has spurred questions about whether the 16 cadets’ raised-fist gesture violates military restrictions on political activity. Seniors often take group photos in traditional uniforms to echo historical portraits of cadets. But the women’s raised fists led some observers to question whether they were expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement and breaching rules against “partisan political activity” in uniform. Associated Press
This image, provided to The Associated Press, has spurred questions about whether the 16 cadets’ raised-fist gesture violates military restrictions on political activity. Seniors often take group photos in traditional uniforms to echo historical portraits of cadets. But the women’s raised fists led some observers to question whether they were expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement and breaching rules against “partisan political activity” in uniform. Associated Press

Cadets’ fists raise concerns at West Point

May 07, 2016 4:06 PM