So I watched the “unedited” version of the video which is not the same video but I did it so you don’t have to. Here’s what happened.
Four Black men peacefully exercising their freedom of speech whatever they were saying or whether you agree. A literal mob of these boys starts to gather on the steps of the Lincoln memorial....
.... but for the better part of the time they were there jeering and being rude but not close enough to do anything. Then, suddenly, some of them start to whip the others up and they begin dancing around and getting louder
One rips his jacket and two shirts off and they get riled up and from what it looked like to me, were mimicking apeS which, you know, racist. RACIST. then they start to advance on the Black men
At that time there is still space between them and the Black men but as Mr. Phillips said, he and others in a small group of elders began walking peacefully between the boys on one side and the Black men on the other.
They absolutely swarmed all over Mr Phillips and were yelling and jeering and doing war whoops in his face. So yeah. There is a longer video. And it’s worse.
I didn’t see any of that.
watch the longer ones before the incident-Also, do you really think MAGA hats are appropriate for HS school trip? They were looking for a confrontation. Looking to show who they really are. You don't show up to a protest in a MAGA hat without intent.
Your account matches Mr Phillips' https://t.co/aoKYwjsk4U
Not going to get into this with "Arlo" because I think she is a MAGA troll.
That couldn’t be farther from the truth. I just did not see your interpretation.
there was unquestionably a mob mentality. IT WAS THE INDIGENOUS MARCH... why were these boys there in MAGA hats? Why was a Catholic school ostensibly non profit carting kids around w/MAGA hats? And what more do U need to know than tomahawk chops & whooping? (not U, rhetorically)
I have no opinion either way on troll status-but do you really think MAGA hats were appropriate for HS boys to wear on a school field trip? To a protest? Wearing the hats showed clear intent, I would never let my child wear my "Hillary" hat to school, let alone a protest in DC
Judy York @jyorko61
I had to wonder if those kids were handed the MAGA gear when they arrived. Anyone notice if that happens around the DC mall on a regular basis? I wouldn’t put it past Trump’s cronies.
John D 🏳️🌈 @charmcity1973
Oh I'm guessing these kids very proudly wore them either to DC or after getting them there. Even if obtained there, these people are tRump supporters. They certainly would have worn them without any compunction.
This wasn't "just" a field trip. This male Catholic school takes students to DC each yr to protest women's choice. As if other people's healthcare decisions are their business. As if teenage boys are approp. people to determine abortion rights. They add the tour as incentive.
Chris Crackers @crackers_chris
There's a pattern. pic.twitter.com/d4Brd756cS
Cogito Ergo Sum @dezzthehumanist
There’s this one too! pic.twitter.com/FX5MjgcNIg
I think it was purchased from a street vendor. Especially the Trump 2020 scarf one of the kids in the outer circle was sporting.
I'd like to see a source on that from a non-Anonymous journalist because it could well be photo-shopped.
Kyle Leith @KyleLeith
These images came from a Kentucky sports forum discussion from 2015. The blackface is from a game in 2011. It’s real.
They also have them protest at the local PP by their school. Gross