NAACP to protest Trump at national championship

President Donald Trump in an interview with CBN's Pat Robertson

President Donald Trump in an interview with CBN's Pat Robertson

BC-US-Trump-Atlanta-Protests, 1st Ld-Writethru, 112NAACP plans to protest Trump's visit to AtlantaAP Photo GAJJ502Eds: APNewsNow. Their demonstration will allegedly support football players who are taking "a knee against Trump".

For hours earlier Monday, as light rain fell off and on, there had been no anti-Trump protesters in sight.

Apparently the stadium was locked down for the President's arrival.

US President Donald Trump received a mixed welcome from American football fans on Monday evening as he attended the college championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Atlanta.

The NAACP said wearing white is meant to mock the "snowflake" label Mr Trump's supporters use to describe their opponents.

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The organization also planned a "Twitter storm" beginning at 6 p.m. ET and continuing through the end of the game.

USA TODAY confirmed last week that Trump plans to attend Monday night's game as a guest of Nick and Jamie Ayers; Nick Ayers is Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff. Trump also attended the Army-Navy football game in 2016, after he was elected but before he was inaugurated as president.

Another group, Refuse Fascism ATL, said it was planning a demonstration outside CNN's world headquarters near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Local, state and federal law enforcement authorities said they've worked for months to develop security plans.

Richard Rose, the President of the NAACP's Atlanta chapter, told Fox News the protests are partially a result of the President's decision to open Georgia's coastal waters to offshore drilling development.

Trump has been highly criticical of NFL players and other athletes who have taken a knee during the national anthem as a movement against police brutality and racism.

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