Protest fears close school of boys in Washington videos

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — As more videos emerge surrounding an encounter between members of a black religious sect, white high school students and Native American marchers outside the Lincoln Memorial last week, the boys’ school was closed Tuesday and a small protest was held outside their diocese.

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.

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