Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Protesters plan rally against Trump before championship game

Protesters plan rally against Trump before championship game

United States civil rights group the NAACP is urging people to wear white as a protest against Donald Trump during the president's visit to Atlanta.

It's one of several anti-Trump protests planned as Trump visits Atlanta on Monday night to attend the showdown between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama.

Organizers said the show of white was meant to mock the "snowflake" insult that Trump supporters make against the president's opponents.

"The Atlanta NAACP will not be officially participating in a protest outside at the game".

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"Trump has made a awful decision and is disrupting (the national title game) with his presence", the chapter wrote on Facebook.

"Every measure the previous administration put in place to protect the well-being of people and the planet has been under attack by the Trump administration", said Richard Rose, president of the Atlanta branch of the NAACP. "We respect those who choose to do so, and we fully expect some groups who will be protesting outside the game".

Atlanta's NAACP chapter said on its Facebook page that it wants fans inside the stadium for the College Football Playoff title game to wave white towels "simulating a blizzard".

If Trump thought that he was just going to pull up in Atlanta in peace, then he had another thing coming. Trump has been highly criticical of NFL players and other athletes who have taken a knee during the national anthem as a movement against police brutality and racism. This was the scene as Trump arrived at the stadium.

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