Protests urged for Trump Atlanta visit

Protests urged for Trump Atlanta visit

Protests urged for Trump Atlanta visit

The NAACP is planning to protest President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's visit to Atlanta Monday evening, The Associated Press reported.

In recent months, Trump has repeatedly criticized professional football players in the NFL for kneeling during the anthem to protest racial injustice.

Fans milled around in a cold drizzle outside the stadium in downtown Atlanta before Monday night's College Football Playoff title game, but there were no anti-Trump protesters in sight.

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With President Donald Trump on the field during the national anthem, players representing Alabama and Georgia in the fourth College Football Playoff National Championship remained off the field on Monday. But their announced actions were scheduled for later in the day, closer to the time of the president's arrival.

The Atlanta branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) also urged people to wear white to the game and to wave their towels as Trump entered the stadium.

Trump, who stood on the field of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, was joined by members of the ROTC units of the two colleges in the national title game.

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In an appearance on MSNBC Sunday, Richard Rose, the president of the Atlanta NAACP chapter, referenced those comments and sent a message to Trump: if Atlanta is "so bad, don't come", he said.

The NAACP also planned a "Twitter storm" to begin at 6 p.m. and continue through the game to highlight what they say are lies told by the president.

They plan to "take a knee against Trump" outside CNN's world headquarters shortly before Trump arrives two hours prior to kickoff.

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