Just hours after a Catholic diocese in Kentucky threatened to drive several high school students who were accused of taunting Native Americans at a rally in Washington in a viral video, new material was created before the confrontation Tensions show how the original argued clip did not tell the whole story.
At one point in the newly released footage, an off-camera voice was heard: "White people, go back to Europe where you came from," like Nathan Phillips, a 64-year-old Indian man, few Centimeters away from the students stood and struck a drum. Then obviously the same voice said, "This is not your country." The full context of the quotes was unclear.
The lead to the viral clip also seemed to show an additional loud singing of the students. A seemingly unprocessed, almost two hours long full video appeared on the weekend.
Until Sunday, the Republican Congressman representing the students said they had been treated unfairly.
The march of indigenous peoples in Washington coincided on Friday with the March for Life, in which thousands of demonstrators against abortion participated, including the Covington Catholic High School group in Park Hills, Kentucky. Some videos circulating online showed a young man in the rally staring at Phillips, who was extremely close to him.
Other students, some wearing Covington clothing, and many wearing "Make America Great Again" hats and sweatshirts, surrounded and sang, laughed, and yelled.
The video clips have provoked fierce social media responses, including campaigns to identify and harass high school students. Actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted that the footage "moved to tears" while actor Chris Evans tweeted that the students' actions were "horrific" and "shameful". Phillips, who spoke to The Detroit Free Press, claimed that the students were "about to attack these four black individuals" as he approached.
It is reported that members of the Black Hebrew Israelites were also present at the Lincoln Memorial, and Phillips told the newspaper that one of them was spitting at the students. Others said "some harsh things," he said, and so he decided, "interfere with me to put between a rock and a hard place. "
However, the longer video led to some conservative commentators to withdraw their earlier criticisms of the students: the students did not appear to have made any attacks on members of the black Hebrew Israelites in the films, although several individuals outside the Camera had thrown a racial and homophobic epithe ts at the students.
"I've been watching videos from four different cameras of the incident in front of the Lincoln Memorial for more than an hour now, and I urge everyone to watch the other videos before they pass judgment, so if you were so composed at that age at that age "Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. Tweeted. " The parents and mentors of these boys should be proud of their children and not be ashamed of behavior. "It's an honor to me
A Princeton University professor and an advocate of religious freedom apologized in a tweet.
The expanded video showed a student marching down at the Lincoln Memorial and confronted his classmates, who led them in a cheering fight against rival protesters – including Native Americans and African Americans. Shortly thereafter, Phillips approached the crowd of students.
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"Here is a video that clearly shows that Nathan Phillips has addressed the students," catholic Herald columnist Matthew Schmitz tweeted on Sunday evidence we have now, I believe that people who have categorically and unilaterally condemned students should resign and apologize. "
" I just watched the full, unedited video of the MAGA and Native Americans, "wrote Daily Caller author Benny Johnson," I want to change that tweet. The child has done absolutely nothing wrong. I regret the mistake. It makes this attack on the left, which I felt all the sicker. "
It has also turned out that Philips was reported in 2015. He claimed that he was molested by college students in Indian costume.
In a joint statement This weekend, before the new video was circulated, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School apologized for the students' behavior, officials said they were investigating and "taking appropriate action, including expulsion . "
" We would like to express our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips, "the diocese's statement says," and this behavior is in contradiction to the Church's teachings on human dignity and respect. "
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Marcus Frejo, a member of the Pawnee and Seminole tribes, also known as Chie f Quese Imc, said he had been part of the march and belonged to a small group of people who remained after the rally when the boisterous students performed the haka, a traditional Maori dance. In a telephone interview, Frejo told The Associated Press that he felt they were making fun of the dance haka danced and students sang loudly before Phillips and Frejo approached.
Frejo said he had chosen Phillips to defuse the situation, and sang the anthem of the American Indian Movement, with both men beating the pace on the drums. A mobile mentality that could become ugly, Frejo said he sing despite the contempt in peace.
"They made fun of us and laughed at us to sing with us, I've heard it three times," Frejo said. "That mind has moved through us, this drum, and it's been moving slowly through some of those kids."
Eventually, the group of students calmed down and they parted and went away.
As of Sunday morning, the Facebook page of Covington Catholic High School was unavailable, and the Twitter feed was set to "Private."
Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford denounced the obvious role of hatred in the episode just released on Sunday days after the vote, parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of Iowa MP Steve King for asking why Terms "white suprematist" and "white nationalist" were offensive.
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. "The main problem I would say is in our culture for some reason, in our current culture, be it in social media or at events, and I see people trying to end hatred with more hatred," Lankford said ABC News "This week." "
" That does not help us as a culture, "he continued. If there is anything we should have learned from Martin Luther King Jr., then hatred is not hatred, it just drives out hate. "
Fox News" Paulina Dedaj, Andrew O "Reilly and The Associated The press contributed to this report.