Nathan Phillips, a veteran of the native Indians, spoke after a video recordingto high school students who had crossed the virus over the weekend. The National Mall in Washington, DC was the site of two rival demonstrations on Friday: and the rally of the indigenous people. Some of the students wore " "caps and one was seen standing inches from Phillips as he sang and played a drum.
Speaking on Sunday evening to David Begad of CBSN, Phillips said he had inserted between the students and a small group of African-American protesters known as black-Jewish Israelis to dispel the situation. Nick Sandman, a junior at Covington's Catholic High School, said the four protesters screamed "hateful things" in him and his classmates. He said the students began chanting school chants with the permission of their companions to resist the insults they were screaming.
"Songs are usually used in sporting events, and listen to some high school," Sandman said in a statement, adding that he had never heard of a student chanting "building this wall" or something "hateful".
Sandman said he did not talk to Phillips or anybody else. blocking his way. He admitted he was confused why Phillips approached him. He said he was "surprised and confused" about why he turned to him after the other protesters shouted. Sandmann also thanked Phillips for his service and said he was "grateful to everyone who put on the uniform to protect our nation."