By this point, virtually everyone in America is aware of the clash between March For Life attendees and protesters which took place this past weekend. The incident has gone viral with multiple accounts of what all transpired and subsequent video footage.
However, The Daily Caller News Foundation reports that Nathan Phillips, a Native American man seen in a confrontation with Covington Catholic high school boys, continues to change his story and provide multiple, conflicting accounts of what happened.
A Closer Look at Phillips’ Various Accounts
Phillips initially alleged that the Covington Catholic high school boys surrounded him as he tried to exit the scene. He also claimed that his path was blocked in the attempt to leave. Of course, the media ran with this story, particularly after the release of video footage which seemingly corroborated Phillips’ claims.
As the old saying goes, there is always danger in only have parts of a story. Upon further digging and extended video footage of the events which transpired, it turned out that Phillips and the accompanying crowd actually approached the high schoolers and began hurling insults at them. The video footage which shows Nick Sandmann smirking while Phillips beats his drum occurred after Sandmann and other students were approached by Phillips and the other crowd.
Despite the video footage which has disproved Phillips’ narrative, he is now putting forth an even more appalling account, claiming that Covington Catholic high school students were physically assaulting African-Americans:
“They were in the process of attacking these four black individuals. I was there and I was witnessing all of this … As this kept on going on and escalating, it just got to a point where you do something or you walk away, you know? You see something that is wrong and you’re faced with that choice of right or wrong.”
Phillips then claimed that Sandmann and his friends were “beastly” while the four black individuals served as “prey.” However, video footage has, once again, proven that Phillips’ account is simply not accurate. The four black individuals which he refers to were actually taunting the high schoolers, not the other way around.
Despite the inaccuracies of Phillips’ multiple stories, he is now claiming that he wants the Covington Catholic high school students to face expulsions.
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