Viral video shows teenagers wearing MAGA hats mocking Native American Vietnam veteran

Teens in MAGA hats sparked outrage at the Indigenous Peoples March

Pro-Life #MAGA Hat Wearing Catholic School Kids Harass Native American Vietnam Vet At Inaugural Indigenous Peoples March In Washington, DC: WATCH

According to the "Indian Country Today" website, Phillips is an Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans at Arlington National Cemetery.

Other students, some wearing Covington clothing and many wearing red "Make America Great Again" hats and sweatshirts, surrounded them, laughing and jeering.

Other boys circled around, she said.

HuffPost reached out to Covington Catholic school for comment but did not receive a reply at the time of publication.

Representatives from Kentucky's Covington Catholic High School have confirmed plans to look into their student body after several of their students appeared in a viral video harassing and mocking protesters at an Indigenous Peoples March.

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The incident is now being investigated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, US media report.

Mr. Phillips was reportedly participating in a separate event, the Indigenous Peoples' March.

The diocese said the incident is under investigation, and the students could face disciplinary action, including expulsion. "I wish I could see that energy. put that energy to making this country really, really great".

"It was getting ugly, and I was thinking: 'I've got to find myself an exit out of this situation and finish my song at the Lincoln Memorial, '" Phillips said. "This behavior is opposed to the Church's teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person", the statement said. "We're not supposed to have a wall here", Phillips said in the video. Phillips is the former director of the Native Youth Alliance and a keeper of a ceremonial sacred pipe.

Covington Mayor Joe Meyer, a Democrat, said the "appalling" footage had rightly inspired "a tidal wave of condemnation" and that his town was now being linked with "intolerance and ethnic intimidation" because of the boys' actions.

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Darren Thompson, an organizer for the Indigenous Peoples Movement, said in the news release that the incident "is emblematic of the state of our discourse in Trump's America".

The student, who is wearing an Owensboro Catholic High School hoodie, and "Trump" hat, can be heard replying, '...and y'all stole it from the's been stolen throughout all of gets's how it's the way of the world'.

In 2015, Phillips told WJBK-Fox 2 that he was attacked by a group of Eastern Michigan University students who were dressed as Native Americans at a themed party near Ypsilanti. Before anyone came here there were no walls, we never even had prisons.

A few of the young people chanted "Build that wall, build that wall", the man said, adding that a teen, shown smirking at him in the video, was blocking him from moving. "Nor does it represent the vast majority of the marchers present at this year's March for Life".

March for Life president Jeanne Mancini insisted the encounter did not represent her organization.

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