Student releases statement on Washington D.C. protest

WASHINGTON D.C. - On Sunday, a statement was released by one of the students involved in the protests outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on January 18.

Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, was visiting the capital with classmates to attend a March for Life rally.

While they were sight seeing after the rally, they were surrounded by protesters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

A video of the event quickly went viral showing Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder participating in the Indigenous Peoples March, standing extremely close to Sandmann while the latter smiles.

Unfortunately, the viral video only shows a small portion of the entire event. The full video can be watched below:

Because the full story was not told, Sandmann released a statement regarding his account of the event.

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