President Trump is scheduled to watch the game in Atlanta Monday night, with the city's chapter of the NAACP launching the planned protest on its official Facebook page, saying the President's visit will not "go without a response". Their demonstration will allegedly support football players who are taking "a knee against Trump". A light drizzle fell on some fans milling about, but there were no anti-Trump demonstrators in sight.
Apparently the stadium was locked down for the President's arrival.
The NAACP said it plans to lead a protest against President Donald Trump in Atlanta outside Monday's college football national championship game, which Trump is expected to attend. The NAACP is asking people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs.
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.
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Stephanie Druley, senior vice president for events and studio programs for ESPN, which is broadcasting the game, told Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press she didn't "get the sense [Trump is] going to do an interview" during the game, which starts at 8 p.m. ET. Local, state and federal law enforcement authorities said last week that they've worked for months to develop security plans for the game.
Another group, Reject Fascism ATL, said that before the kickoff they will "kneel down against Trump" outside the CNN world headquarters, in solidarity with the athletes who have knelt during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice.
President Trump will be in Atlanta to attend the College Football National Championship.