On Saturday, a large group of young boys from Covington Catholic in Kentucky spent the day in Washington D.C. marching for life. While waiting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for their bus to pick them up on Sunday, the boys were confronted by four black men who are part of the “Black Israelites,” a racist group of hate preachers who regularly confront white people on the streets of major cities.
Here’s a sampling of the hate the “Black Israelites” spewed at these kids wearing MAGA hats, calling them “crackers” and “school shooters,” as the kids just stood by and watched. ***Warning***this video is very disturbing:
WATCH: New video is surfacing online of protesters harassing the Covington Catholic High School students before the incident with Nathan Phillips: #CovingtonCatholic #NathanPhillips pic.twitter.com/CJUTr4EECh
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) January 21, 2019
The boys asked one of the adults who happened to be waiting with the boys for the bus to arrive if they could do one of their school spirit chants to drown out the hateful, racist comments being made by the “Black Israelites.” As they were standing in a large group and chanting, Native American, Nathaniel Phillips approached them from behind, loudly banging his drum with a group of supporters.
Without knowing what motivated him, Phillips approached the boys wearing Trump hats and began to bang his drum in their faces. Phillips told reporters that he was trying to diffuse a situation between the “Black Israelites” and the MAGA wearing hat kids. The video below shows that was not the case at all, as it’s clear to see in the video below, that Phillips approached the boys and intentionally broke into the middle of their group.
See video below:
“Covington Catholic student bothering elder man” yet here is evidence of the man approaching them during their school cheer not disturbing anyone. Doesn’t make sense pic.twitter.com/SRYRJOIoKf
— Maria Judy (@mariajudy_) January 19, 2019
The left used select videos of the incident in an attempt to create a false narrative about the incident. Instead of telling the truth about what happened, they accused the boys of surrounding members from the Indigenous People’s March, when the Covington Catholic boys confronted them, chanting, “Build the wall!”
According to the boys (who were doxed by leftists on Twitter as students from Covington Catholic School in Kentucky), they were confused about why the group of “Black Israelites” confronted them and were even more confused when Native American Nathaniel Phillips and his leftist group of agitators confronted them as they waited for their bus.
The left, however, was not confused about anything. They didn’t care about the facts behind the manufactured story. Like a pack of hyenas, they saw the pro-life kids daring to wear their MAGA hats in public, and they were gonna pay. One Twitter user, a Los Angeles D.J. who goes by “Uncle Shoes” and has a verified check mark next to his name on Twitter, reserved only for legitimate personalities on Twitter, claims to originally be from Michigan, where Nathaniel Phillips lives. Uncle Shoes took his hate for these kids he’s never met, to a horrifying level, telling his followers on Twitter that if they’re “true fans” they would answer his call to “fire on any of these red hat bitches when you see them. On sight.”
The D.J. who goes by “Uncle Shoes” also suggested that if “we could wipe these families out” of the Covington Catholic kids, that “we would be in a much better place.”
He continued to encourage his followers to harm the students, saying: ‘anyone who thinks those kids don’t need to get f*cked up needs to get f*cked up.”
“Uncle Shoes” took it to a whole nother level when he told his followers to “Burn the f*cking school down.”
And then, the guy who still has an active account on Twitter, told his followers, “LOCK THE KIDS IN THE SCHOOL AND BURN THAT BITCH TO THE GROUND.”
Of course, these boys and their families are frightened after receiving mulitple threats against them, including death threats.
BNL NEWS has learned that families to some of the boys from Covington Catholic seen in the video have received serious death threats, as has the principal of the school. Several students told us they won’t be attending school next week due to bomb threats made against the school. pic.twitter.com/nRmVoumsSK
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) January 20, 2019
Here’s the truth about the incident coming from the kid “Uncle Shoes” has essentially put a “hit” on:
Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic high school student that was stared down by Nathanial Phillips, as he banged his drum inches from his face released a powerful statement. Here it is in its entirety:
I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct misinformation and outright lies being spread about my family and me.
I am the student in the video who was confronted by the Native American protestor. I arrived at the Lincoln Memorial at 4:30 p.m. I was told to be there by 5:30 p.m., when our busses were due to leave Washington for the trip back to Kentucky. We had been attending the March for Life rally, and then had split up into small groups to do sightseeing.
When we arrived, we noticed four African American protestors who were also on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. I am not sure what they were protesting, and I did not interact with them. I did hear them direct derogatory insults at our school group.
The protestors said hateful things. They called us “racists,” “bigots,” “white crackers,” “faggots,” and “incest kids.” They also taunted an African American student from my school by telling him that we would “harvest his organs.” I have no idea what that insult means, but it was startling to hear.
Because we were being loudly attacked and taunted in public, a student in our group asked one of our teacher chaperones for permission to begin our school spirit chants to counter the hateful things that were being shouted at our group. The chants are commonly used at sporting events. They are all positive in nature and sound like what you would hear at any high school. Our chaperone gave us permission to use our school chants. We would not have done that without obtaining permission from the adults in charge of our group.
At no time did I hear any student chant anything other than the school spirit chants. I did not witness or hear any students chant “build that wall” or anything hateful or racist at any time. Assertions to the contrary are simply false. Our chants were loud because we wanted to drown out the hateful comments that were being shouted at us by the protestors.
After a few minutes of chanting, the Native American protestors, who I hadn’t previously noticed, approached our group. The Native American protestors had drums and were accompanied by at least one person with a camera.
The protestor everyone has seen in the video began playing his drum as he waded into the crowd, which parted for him. I did not see anyone try to block his path. He locked eyes with me and approached me, coming within inches of my face. He played his drum the entire time he was in my face.
I never interacted with this protestor. I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me. We had already been yelled at by another group of protestors, and when the second group approached I was worried that a situation was getting out of control where adults were attempting to provoke teenagers.
I believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation. I realized everyone had cameras and that perhaps a group of adults was trying to provoke a group of teenagers into a larger conflict. I said a silent prayer that the situation would not get out of hand.
During the period of the drumming, a member of the protestor’s entourage began yelling at a fellow student that we “stole our land” and that we should “go back to Europe.” I heard one of my fellow students begin to respond. I motioned to my classmate and tried to get him to stop engaging with the protestor, as I was still in the mindset that we needed to calm down tensions.
I never felt like I was blocking the Native American protestor. He did not make any attempt to go around me. It was clear to me that he had singled me out for a confrontation, although I am not sure why.
The engagement ended when one of our teachers told me the busses had arrived and it was time to go. I obeyed my teacher and simply walked to the busses. At that moment, I thought I had diffused the situation by remaining calm, and I was thankful nothing physical had occurred.
I never understood why either of the two groups of protestors were engaging with us, or exactly what they were protesting at the Lincoln Memorial. We were simply there to meet a bus, not become central players in a media spectacle. This is the first time in my life I’ve ever encountered any sort of public protest, let alone this kind of confrontation or demonstration.
I was not intentionally making faces at the protestor. I did smile at one point because I wanted him to know that I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation. I am a faithful Christian and practicing Catholic, and I always try to live up to the ideals my faith teaches me – to remain respectful of others, and to take no action that would lead to conflict or violence.
I harbor no ill will for this person. I respect this person’s right to protest and engage in free speech activities, and I support his chanting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial any day of the week. I believe he should re-think his tactics of invading the personal space of others, but that is his choice to make.
I am being called every name in the book, including a racist, and I will not stand for this mob-like character assassination of my family’s name. My parents were not on the trip, and I strive to represent my family in a respectful way in all public settings.
I have received physical and death threats via social media, as well as hateful insults. One person threatened to harm me at school, and one person claims to live in my neighborhood. My parents are receiving death and professional threats because of the social media mob that has formed over this issue.
I love my school, my teachers and my classmates. I work hard to achieve good grades and to participate in several extracurricular activities. I am mortified that so many people have come to believe something that did not happen – that students from my school were chanting or acting in a racist fashion toward African Americans or Native Americans. I did not do that, do not have hateful feelings in my heart, and did not witness any of my classmates doing that.
I cannot speak for everyone, only for myself. But I can tell you my experience with Covington Catholic is that students are respectful of all races and cultures. We also support everyone’s right to free speech. I am not going to comment on the words or account of Mr. Phillips, as I don’t know him and would not presume to know what is in his heart or mind. Nor am I going to comment further on the other protestors, as I don’t know their hearts or minds, either.
I have read that Mr. Phillips is a veteran of the United States Marines. I thank him for his service and am grateful to anyone who puts on the uniform to defend our nation. If anyone has earned the right to speak freely, it is a U.S. Marine veteran.
I can only speak for myself and what I observed and felt at the time. But I would caution everyone passing judgement based on a few seconds of video to watch the longer video clips that are on the internet, as they show a much different story than is being portrayed by people with agendas.
I provided this account of events to the Diocese of Covington so they may know exactly what happened, and I stand ready and willing to cooperate with any investigation they are conducting.
Fox News does a pretty good job of revealing the truth about what happened in D.C. yesterday.