Washington, D.C. —
People from all corners of the United States have been reacting to the now-viral video of a group of boys in MAGA hats from Covington Catholic High School, in Covington, Kentucky, surrounding and mocking Native American leader Nathan Phillips at the Indigenous Peoples’ March in Washington, D.C. last Friday. After centuries of contentious Indigenous land issues, public outrage has finally ensued over the invasion of Native Americans’ space.
“This is not the America I know,” said D.C. resident Josiah Hughes. “It’s just unheard of in America — white people physically invading a Native American’s space like that.”
Steve Toews, a fourth-generation American, expressed strong agreement with that sentiment: “White people confronting our N
Ryan Dyck, a self-proclaimed history buff from Englewood, New Jersey, also expressed outrage over the video. “We cannot tolerate this kind of treatment towards Indigenous people. They’ve never experienced this kind of treatment
By Andrew Froese and Joe Lichtblau