On Saturday, Nathan Phillips, the man who clashed with Covington Catholic High School students over the weekend, demanded action to be taken against the children. Furthermore, Phillips also called for reparations to be paid towards certain groups of people around the world, reports The Daily Caller News Foundation.
A Closer Look at Phillips’ Demands
Phillips and a group of roughly 60 accompanying activists trekked to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.
Video footage of the event shows certain activists stating that their actions are “non-violent” and “peaceful.” Phillips and the group also attempted to enter the church, although security personnel blocked their entry.
Finally, Phillips began to list his demands for all to hear:
“We demand that the students of Covington Catholic High School be reprimanded — not just by the school officials as seniors, but by their upcoming universities. We demand the Catholic Church hold themselves responsible for the hundred-plus years of genocide that our indigenous people have endured — and still persist through — by [implementing] the following: with reparations of land and restorations to the indigenous peoples in the U.S. and across the world.
We demand that the Catholic Church revoke the papal bulls related to the doctrine of discovery, which laid the foundation for religious prejudice and the dehumanization of indigenous peoples.”
Security guards who worked at the event criticized Phillips and the other activists for the timing of their arrival during a meaningful celebration.
Phillips’ demands come after he was caught on video in a standoff with Covington Catholic High School students. He has offered multiple accounts of exactly what transpired during the conflict at the March For Life event, yet each of his accounts has been thoroughly disproven by video evidence.
In light of those realities, it’s very rich for Phillips to be demanding for action to be taken against these high schoolers. It’s even richer for him to be demanding reparations. There are no free lunches in this life; if you want something, you get out there and earn it. If Phillips is any wiser than he currently appears to be, he won’t hold his breath on achieving the accommodation of his aforementioned demands.
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