During Saturday’s March for Life, a video was taken of a group of Catholic school students in a confrontation with an elderly Native American man. The video then went viral, and the school and student have received backlash from multiple media outlets, reporters, celebs, and just ordinary people.
March for Life
On Saturday, near the Lincoln Memorial, during the March for Life, an elderly Native American man, Nathan Phillips was videod being “confronted” by a group of young Catholic school children. Phillips was participating in an Indigenous Peoples March. Phillips told the Washington Post and other news outlets that the students surrounded him.  He also stated that the boys taunted him and refused to let him leave.
Lengthier videos of the incident show that Phillips came up and began drumming loudly in front of the boys.  The boys did school chants to drown out the racist and homophobic slurs shouted at them by a group of black nationalists standing nearby.
The fact that the boys were wearing Make America Great Again hats has only increased the amount of backlash they’ve received since Saturday. Threatening messages and harassment have occurred to the families of all the student who attended the march.
2) People then proceeded to spam my family with harassments and threats of physical violence. We then find out our parents address was posted online. If that wasn’t enough, our family operated business has been slandered and attacked.
— Andrew Hodge (@PikePlaceTechie) January 20, 2019
The Catholic schools principal, Robert Rowe, emailed the parents of the students stating that school would be closed for the safety of their students. “After meeting with local authorities, we have made the decision to cancel school and be closed on Tuesday, January 22, in order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff,” read the email. The school was closed all day Tuesday but reopened on Wednesday.
Visit With the President
EXCLUSIVE on the new #LauraIngrahamPodcast — the Covington Catholic students threatened by the leftist internet mob will be meeting with @realDonaldTrump at the White House as early as tomorrow. @iTunes @PodcastOne
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 22, 2019
It’s been reported that the student who received backlash for the video will be meeting President Trump later this week.
Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be. They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good – maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2019
- ^Crowe, Jack. “Covington Catholic HS Closed Tuesday to Protect Students from Backlash.” National Review, 22 Jan. 2019, www.nationalreview.com/news/covington-catholic-hs-closed-tuesday-to-protect-students-from-backlash. (go back ↩)
- ^Hager, Sarah. “Collection: Videos of incident involving CovCath students at D.C. march.” http://www.fox19.com, 22 Jan. 2019, www.fox19.com/2019/01/21/collection-videos-incident-involving-covcath-students-dc-march. (go back ↩)