NAACP to protest Trump at national championship

NAACP to protest Trump at national championship

On the field, Alabama is striving for its second national title in three years, while Georgia is looking to parlay its momentum from a Rose Bowl victory over Oklahoma into its first championship of the College Football Playoff era.

The Atlanta branch of the NAACP is urging people to wear white to the game and to bring white towels to wave when the president enters the stadium. A light drizzle fell on some fans milling about, but there were no anti-Trump demonstrators in sight.

Refuse Facism ATL is also holding a demonstration outside the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, where demonstrators will "take at knee" at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The NAACP said it plans to lead a protest against President Donald Trump in Atlanta outside Monday's college football national championship game, which Trump is expected to attend. The white is meant to mock the "snowflake" label Trump's supporters use to describe their opponents.


The white was meant to mock the "snowflake" insult that Trump supporters have made against those who oppose the USA president.

Atlanta police set up designated areas for demonstrations and had previously said they wouldn't interfere unless protesters break the law.

"The Atlanta Police Department is aware of the message projected on the side of Mercedes Benz Stadium concerning President Trump". Local, state and federal law enforcement authorities said they've worked for months to develop security plans.

Asked last week if he was concerned about potential roof leaks in the event of rain, College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock said: "We have been told the roof is in great shape, and we're not anxious one bit about that".

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