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After Viral Video, Families of Covington Are Swiftly Circling to Protect Their Boysposted on January 22, 2019
The New York Times’s Elizabeth Dias reports on the aftermath of Friday’s standoff between boys from Covington Catholic High School wearing “Make America Great Again” hats, an elderly Native American man, and a group of Hebrew Israelites in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky is part of an overwhelmingly white, Catholic, and Republican community. Dias writes, “By Sunday, after Covington Catholic High School and the Diocese of Covington apologized in a joint statement, the students were being threatened and their private information was being posted online.” Covington’s families and churches are now working to defend the boys from what they see as a politically motivated attack.