Some protesters decry Trump ahead of title game

Some protesters decry Trump ahead of title game

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In recent months, Trump has repeatedly criticized professional football players in the NFL for kneeling during the anthem to protest racial injustice. A light drizzle fell on some fans milling about, but there were no anti-Trump demonstrators in sight.

A few police officers looked on at the small, peaceful protest as a leader with a bullhorn led chants in the direction of fans streaming past them before game time to Mercedez-Benz Stadium, about three blocks away. The NAACP is asking people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs.

President Donald Trump's arrival to Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship Game was met with a host of boos.

President Donald Trump won the states of Alabama and Georgia in the 2016 presidential election, but Jackson says his politics and policies are antithetical to Dr. Martin Luther King's dream for America.

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

A group calling itself Refuse Fascism ATL, is also scheduled to make an appearance in Atlanta.

Atlanta police said they would be setting up several designated areas for protesters and won't interfere with demonstrations unless protesters break the law.

The NAACP said Sunday that the use of the color white aims to mock the nickname "snowflake" that Trump supporters use to describe their opponents.

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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