One of the best examples of #FakeNews yet. 1:46:00 min mark Nathan Philips enters.
“President Donald Trump started off the week by mocking one of the worst Native American massacres in US history in order to score some political points. By Friday, a group of young white teenagers were following his footsteps by taunting Native American elders at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC — on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, no less.
In videos shared widely on YouTube and Twitter, a young man wearing a self-assured smirk and a red “Make America Great Again” hat stands inches away from a native elder who is beating a drum. Different angles of the incident show a group of a few dozen young people, mostly boys, in the background, jumping up and down and jeering in unison at the group of elders present for the day’s march. In some shots, the teens appear to be shouting “build that wall, build that wall.”
The boys’ school announced late Saturday that it is now investigating the incident to see what punishment for the students is appropriate — even expulsion is on the table.”
“We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person,” the statement said.
The episode casts a dark shadow over the March for Life, an annual anti-abortion demonstration that drew thousands of protesters and surprise appearances Friday from Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The students had traveled to Washington, DC to attend the gathering, which held competing rallies on the day of the Indigenous Peoples March. It was after demonstrations had begun to die down that the students began harassing the Native American elders in the video.
“We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our most sincere apologies to all those who attended the March and all those who support the pro-life movement,” the diocese and school statement continues.
Mother of student at Lincoln Memorial rally blames ‘black Muslims’ for sparking confrontation between boys and Native American protesters
- Group of school students were filmed confronting Native American protesters
- Mother of one of the boys says ‘black Muslims’ to blame for starting altercation
- She also accused 64-year-old war veteran Nathan Philips of ‘coming up to this one boy and drumming in his face’
- Footage has emerged of African American protesters shouting profanities at the boys close to the Lincoln Memorial