Native American mocked by students: ‘I saw my country being torn apart’

Veteran Nathan Phillips says he was taunted while trying to keep the peace between the teenagers and a black religious group

A Native American veteran who was taunted outside the Lincoln Memorial has said he felt compelled to get between two groups with his ceremonial drum to defuse a confrontation.

Nathan Phillips said he was trying to keep peace between some Kentucky high school students and a black religious group that was also on the National Mall on Friday. The students were participating in the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters, and Phillips was attending the Indigenous Peoples March happening the same day.

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‘We Need To Come Together With One Unified Voice’: Photos From 2019 Women’s March Events In NYC

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For some who attended the Women’s Unity Rally in Manhattan’s Foley Square Saturday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s speech was the highlight. “Justice is not a concept we read about in a book,” she said. “Justice is about the water we drink. Justice is about the air we breathe.” [ more › ]