Students in MAGA hats harass Native American protester

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Videos of a group of MAGA hat-wearing young men harassing an elderly Native American protestor at the Indigenous People’s March are causing an outrage on social media.

The videos posted on Twitter by people yesterday, show several students allegedly from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky mocking and ridiculing an elderly Native American protestor, while he is playing a drum and singing songs.

One student in particular is confrontationally standing in front of the man, grimacing and staring at him while he continues to sing. The other boys, also wearing MAGA hats, are seen laughing and chanting, drowning out the songs of the protestors.

Although little information has been revealed, it seems the boys are part of a group from Kentucky that is visiting the capital for a school trip.

One woman, who was at the protest, went to Instagram to describe what she saw:

The few of use left lingering to chat and  meet were confronted and surrounded by 50-70 young people wearing Trump’s hats, T-shirt’s and other apparel.

The group consisted of mostly white men who sought to intimidate, mock and scare us with a mob mentality in order to silence a demonstration that was mostly concluded.

The group outnumbered us and enclosed our small group, chanting ‘build the wall’ and other trumpisms.

The group was clearly looking for ANY opportunity to get violent and they consistently infringed upon our space, inching closer and closer, bumping into us and daring us to get physical.

They surrounded us, screaming, cajoling, and mocking the elder singer with intentionally disrespectful dancing and attempting to chant/sing louder than him.

He did not break focus or move an inch for the entirety of the encounter.

And perhaps the saddest part of all is that his son was medicine to calm the anger and toxicity of these men. 

Others took to Twitter to express their disgust.

indy100 has contacted Covington Catholic for comment.

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