Video of the clash shows the smiling young man in the red hat "Make America Great", standing right in front of the man playing with a drum and singing. Other children could be seen laughing, jumping around and mocking the chants.
"I did not feel safe in this circle," said Kaya Taytan, a college student at the University of Columbia who was involved in a march and
She told CNN that teenagers chanted things like "Building the Wall" Trump 2020 ".
Tahitano said the whole incident began when teenagers and four young African-Americans who preached about the Bible nearby were beginning to scream and call names
It became quite intense, said Tahitano, so that Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder, started playing a drum and repeating what they said was healing.
Phillips went through the crowd, and Taitano said that things started to calm down until he reached the smiling boy seen in the video. he just found himself in Nathan's face, she said.
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Phillips is a Vietnam veteran who says he served between 1972 and 1976. Director of the Association of Local Youth and holds an annual ceremony honoring American veterans at the Arlington National Cemetery.
"I was scared, I was worried about my young friends, I do not want to hurt anyone," Sara Sidner of CNN. – I do not like the word "hate". I do not even love to say it, but it was a hatred of rage. It was like a storm.
The crowd continued to grow as Phillips and the boy stood face-to-face, but Phillips kept singing and playing a drum. 19659002] "What the young man was doing was blocking my escape, I wanted to leave, and I thought," How can I get out of this? I want to get out of it, "said Phillips.
Taitano said the opposition was continuing until an attendant came and did not take the teens for a photo
Some of the boys could see hoodies and jackets with the name of the Catholic a school for all boys in North Kentucky
The school's website says a group of students planned to attend the Marsh meeting in Washington on Friday
"The issue is being investigated, and we will take appropriate action, including expulsion, and we know that this incident has also frightened the Marsha Marsha's Life Witness and made the most sincere excuses to everyone who attended Marsha and all who support the pro-life movement. "
CNN came to the school and the diocese for comment
Taitano, of Guam, said she had been raised to treat her elders with respect, so it's worse to see them treat Phillips so hard.
Phillips also appears on triple in a video that Taitano publishes after the confrontation He wiped his tears as he talked about the chants of "building this wall."
"I want to see that the energy of the young mass of young men to put this energy, you know, doing this
Sid Sidner of CNN, Amanda Watts and Diana Hackney have contributed to this report