CovCath faces backlash after video of apparent incident at Indigenous Peoples March surfaces

Updated: Jan. 19, 2019 at 1:15 PM EST
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -According to our partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer, Covington Catholic High School faced backlash on social media Saturday morning after video was posted and widely shared showing a tense exchange between indigenous marchers and a group of young men in Washington, D.C.

The video shows a young man wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap standing near a man who is drumming as other young men surrounding them cheer and chant. Some of the onlookers appear to wear clothing bearing insignia from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills.

The man with the drum was participating in an Indigenous Peoples March, according to people who posted about the incident.

The young man's intent is unclear.

The Enquirer could not independently confirm that students from Covington Catholic were present during the incident or the origin of the video.

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The school’s website says students planned to attend the March for Life event, held Friday in Washington, D.C.

Covington Catholic was criticized on social media following a tense moment at an Indigenous Peoples march in Washington D.C. The school posted students were attending a March for Life on the same day as the incident. (Photo: Screenshot from Covington Catholic's website)

The uproar spread on social media Saturday morning, with one video receiving more than 1.5 million views.

Messages left with Covington Catholic Principal Bob Rowe and other school faculty members were not immediately returned Saturday morning.

Messages with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington were also not immediately returned.

Covington Catholic's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts have been made private, preventing public view of those accounts' content.

Covington Catholic High is a private, all-boys schools with about 550 students, according to