NAACP to protest Trump in Atlanta: report

NAACP to protest Trump in Atlanta: report
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The NAACP is planning to protest President TrumpDonald John TrumpDACA recipient claims Trump is holding ‘immigrant youth hostage’ amid quest for wall Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ We have a long history of disrespecting Native Americans and denying their humanity MORE's visit to Atlanta Monday evening, The Associated Press reported.

The NAACP is encouraging people to protest the president's visit to attend the college football national championship game by carrying anti-Trump signs and wearing white — an effort to mock the "snowflake" term used by some Trump supporters, according to the news service.

Refuse Fascism ATL, another group, is also reportedly planning to protest the president's visit by taking "a knee against Trump" outside of CNN's world headquarters ahead of the kickoff.


The group is looking to show their solidarity with the NFL players who have knelt during the national anthem throughout the season to protest social justice issues, such as police brutality.

Trump is expected to attend the game Monday night between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama.

Trump has frequently attacked NFL players who kneel during the national anthem and has called for the NFL to implement a rule requiring players to stand during the anthem.

In response to the president's attacks last year, multiple coaches and players spoke out and players on several teams continued to kneel during the national anthem throughout their season.

Vice President Pence also made headlines last year for leaving an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers after several 49ers players kneeled during the national anthem.

Last year, Trump took to Twitter to rip Rep. John LewisJohn LewisJimmy Carter tells Booker: 'I hope you run for president' Whoopi Goldberg hits Ocasio-Cortez: You have to do something before you 'start pooping on people' Democrats launch ‘drain-the-swamp’ agenda MORE (D-Ga.) and said his district, which includes most of Atlanta, was "falling apart."

“Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!” Trump wrote in a series of tweets.