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 › ]

Back at the Women’s March, Despite It All 

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WASHINGTON, DC  Shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, tens of thousands of people had already gathered for the Women’s March at Federal Plaza. As they waited in place for the march to begin, people milled around, checking out the creative signage that has come to define protest in the Trump era. Vendors had set up shop…

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