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Would-Be Peacemaker, Nathan Phillips, Started Beating His Drum
Friday, 18 Jan 2019 — The crowd of students, some of whom wore MAGA caps, mocked Native Americans while chanting "Build the Wall" and using derogatory language, he said. The students had a "mob mentality" that "was scary," Phillips said. "It was ugly, what these kids were involved. It was racism. It was hatred. It was scary."
A group of Catholic teens from Covington, KY, in DC for a March for Life became angry with four Black Israelites, who were also demonstrating. Then the conflict appeared to be getting out of hand, Phillips stepped forward and began t o beat his drum. He was taunted by the students. Phillips, of Detroit MI, was attending March for Native Americans. The young man facing Phillips was not bullying him. He was listening and apparently somewhat taken in by Phillips.