Protest fears close school of boys in Washington videos

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 12:05:52-05

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic boys school in Kentucky has been closed for a day while protests continue over videotaped encounters between some of their students, members of a black religious sect and Native American marchers outside the Lincoln Memorial last week.

President Donald Trump tweeted early Tuesday that the students at Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School “have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be” but says he hopes the teens will use the attention for good, and “maybe even to bring people together.”

The first images tightly focused on the students wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and laughing derisively as an elderly Native American beat a drum. Longer videos showed the drummer intervened as a street preacher made racist statements with a megaphone.