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Protests planned as Trump arrives in Atlanta for CFP title game

ATLANTA (AP) — The scene was relatively quiet Monday morning outside the stadium in downtown Atlanta where the College Football Playoff title game was set to be played, with some fans milling about but no anti-Trump protesters in sight.

NAACP Atlanta branch President Richard Rose said the group is urging people to wear white to the game and to wave white towels when President Donald Trump enters the stadium. The white is meant to mock the “snowflake” label Trump’s supporters use to describe their opponents.

The NAACP also planned a “Twitter storm” to begin at 6 p.m. and continue through the game to highlight what they say are lies told by the President.

“We will not let the President’s visit go without a response,” the group said in a statement posted on Facebook.

Donald Trump will be met with protests from multiple groups when he attends Monday's College Football Playoff title game.

Donald Trump will be met with protests from multiple groups when he attends Monday’s College Football Playoff title game.

Another group, Refuse Fascism ATL, said it was planning a demonstration outside CNN’s world headquarters near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The group plans to “take a knee” there at 6:30 p.m.

Atlanta police have said they will set up several designated areas for protesters and won’t interfere with demonstrations unless protesters break the law. Local, state and federal law enforcement authorities said last week that they’ve worked for months to develop security plans for the game.

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