Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

NAACP plans protests for Trump's visit to Atlanta

NAACP plans protests for Trump's visit to Atlanta

BC-US-Trump-Atlanta-Protests, 1st Ld-Writethru, 112NAACP plans to protest Trump's visit to AtlantaAP Photo GAJJ502Eds: APNewsNow. A few dozen protesters have taken a knee and spoken out against President Donald Trump, just ahead of the College Football Playoff title game. A light drizzle fell on some fans milling about, but there were no anti-Trump demonstrators in sight.

At least two groups had protests planned near to the time of Trump's arrival at the stadium for the game between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.

The organization also planned a "Twitter storm" beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing through the end of the game.

Atlanta's mayor is promising a "safe, smooth and secure" college football championship game Monday, despite the traffic problems expected to be caused by President Donald Trump's motorcade, but none of the many agencies involved are taking any chances.

This prompted a response from Richard Rose, the president of the Atlanta NAACP chapter, who said in a message to Trump on MSNBC that if Atlanta is "so bad, don't come".

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The NAACP said protesters should wave white towels to mock the title of "snowflake" often bestowed on Trump's critics.

Atlanta police said they had worked with the secret service on preparations for months before the match.

"We're going to make a snowflake turn into a mighty blizzard inside of Mercedes-Benz stadium when Mr. Trump comes", Gerald Griggs, vice president of the Atlanta NAACP, said Monday.

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.

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