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Teen in viral video with Native American man sues Washington Post for $250 million

Nicholas Sandmann is seen with the Nathan Phillips during the Indigenous People’s March in Washington, D.C. Nicholas Sandmann is seen with the Nathan Phillips during the Indigenous People’s March in Washington, D.C. | Photo: WRC-TV / @ka_ya11 / Twitter.

February 20, 2019 05:37 PM

The Kentucky teen seen face-to-face in a viral video with a Native American man from last month is suing the Washington Post for $250 million.

According to WRC-TV, lawyers for 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann say the paper was reckless and bullied the student.

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The viral video showed students encircling the Native American man who was playing a drum and chanting during the Indigenous People’s March in Washington, D.C.

The video was removed from Twitter after other videos showed a more complicated story leading up to everything, that included Black Hebrew Israelites, Native American activists and the high school students.

The Post says they are preparing to fight the lawsuit.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2GBdVdJ.

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