A Kentucky boys' school closed its campus on Tuesday for safety concerns, while the Fallout continues a video clip with white teenagers, Native American Indians, and a black religious sect playing on the Internet.
The school is expected to reopen on Wednesday.
Videos that initially provoked outrage in social media focused heavily on students wearing "Make America Great Again" hats, which seemed to mockingly laugh as they surrounded an elderly Native American who was beating a drum.
Longer videos later unveiled the drummer – Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips – had intervened between the boys and a black religious sect. That came as the teenagers seemed to grow wild and the black street preacher, who had called racist statements against both groups, escalated his rhetoric.
Albert Running Wolf, a Native American from Fort Thomas, Kentucky, mentioned Phillips as a "Honorable Man" during a small out-of-school protest on Tuesday trying to become a peacemaker but eventually verbally attacked.
He said Phillips deserves an apology.
"It does not matter what color they were, what political factions they were, that was disrespect ̵
The demonstrators finished the rally on a street corner near the Catholic school by making a song The Indians Movement sang while two Native Americans hit the drums.
Kathleen Seither from Cold Spring, Kentucky, said she had participated in the rally to support the Native Americans, appalled by that Behavior of the students. "They have embarrassed their school, their city, their parents, their state, their country."
Since then, her actions have been an example of "white male privileges; a product of everything in the world today, including the president. "
A smaller group supporting the youth approached the diocesan building.
Among them was Cincinnati-based Maureen Green, a former Catholic and mother of three, whose sign said, "I'm standing with the boys. Facts not fiction. "
She said that she thought the boys had been misrepresented and" hunted "by some media reports.
" I think these boys learn a lot about how the world really works , It's a lifetime, "she said 19659004] The diocese, which had previously criticized students' behavior, promised to begin investigating the events of last week.
" This is a very serious matter affecting the lives of many people already changed sustainably. This is important for us to collect the facts that will enable us to determine which corrective actions, if any, are appropriate.
An indigenous people's march in Washington, DC, on Friday coincided with the march for life, which drew thousands of demonstrators against abortion, including the Covington Catholic High School boys group in Park Hills, Kentucky.
In another video posted on Twitter, an indigenous peoples protesters in March exclaims, "Just because you stole the land, do not make it yours." a student wearing an Owensboro Catholic High School logo replies, "Land is being stolen. Thats how it works. That's the world.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday: "The students have become" symbols of fake news and how evil they can be, "adding, however, hoping the teenagers would use the attention forever and" maybe even to bring people together. "
Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House is addressing the Kentucky students.
"We have reached our support," Sanders said. She added that no one understands better than Trump when the media come to conclusions and "attack you for what you may or may not have done."
Phillips, for his part, offered to visit the Boys' Campus for a dialogue on cultural appropriation, racism, and the importance of listening to and respecting different cultures.
"Let's make room for tolerance to be taught," said Phillip's statement, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
"I believe that people use a moment like this to find a way to gain mutual understanding."