A video showing a crowd of US teenage students, wearing red ‘Make America Great Again’ hats, surrounding and harassing a Native American elder, has stirred controversy.
The incident was captured on video Friday when the students from Covington Catholic High School in northern Kentucky, who were in Washington for an anti-abortion rally, encountered the Native Americans at the Lincoln Memorial.
The Native Americans were taking part in Indigenous Peoples March which aimed to “bring awareness to the injustices affecting Indigenous men, women, children and two spirits.”
The footage that went viral on Saturday shows a young student having a self-assured smirk, stand inches away from a native elder who is beating a drum and chanting.
There are other kids who can be seen laughing, jumping around and making fun of the chants.
“I did not feel safe in that circle,” said Kaya Taitano, a student at the University of the District of Columbia who…