Photos: Redskins' nickname draws throng of protesters to Metrodome

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1 American Indians and their supporters gather outside the Metrodome to protest the Washington Redskins' name, prior to the game between the team and the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
2 American Indians and their supporters gather outside the Metrodome to protest the Washington Redskins' name, prior to the game between the team and the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
3 American Indians and their supporters gather outside the Metrodome to protest the Washington Redskins' name, prior to the game between the team and the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
4 Roman Vizenor, 7, at center, protests the Washington Redskins' nickname. 
5 Despite the protests, the Vikings-Redskins game continued. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder throws a pass during the first half. 
6 Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon, right, is tackled by Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway. 
7 Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, left, tries to break away from Vikings outside linebacker Marvin Mitchell. 
8 The protest against the Redskins' nickname is part of a nationswide effort. American Indian Movement activist Clyde Bellecourt and former Viking Joey Browner announced plans for the protest in Minneapolis. 
9 Bellecourt told the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority it should ban the use of the word Redskins in the Metrodome when the Washington football team plays the Vikings. "Let Little Red Sambo go," he told a meeting at the Metrodome. 
10 Minneapolis police on horseback stand by outside the Metrodome as several hundred American Indians and their supporters gather to protest the Washington Redskins' name, prior to the Redskins' NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
11 People protest the Redskins team name outside the Metrodome. 
12 Angelique Vazquez, of Leech Lake, protests the Redskins' nickname outside the Metrodome.