Protesters gather outside college football title game


Earlier in the season, Trump called attention to NFL players who refused to stand during the national anthem. A light drizzle fell on some fans milling about, but there were no anti-Trump demonstrators in sight. But their announced actions were scheduled for later in the day, closer to the time of the president's arrival.

The organization posted to its Facebook page on Sunday evening, asking fans to wave white towels during the game, which Trump plans to attend.

Atlanta's mayor is promising a "safe, smooth and secure" college football championship game Monday, despite the traffic problems expected to be caused by President Donald Trump's motorcade, but none of the many agencies involved are taking any chances.

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.

NAACP plans protest ahead of Trump's visit to Atlanta
Anti-Trump protest planned ahead of championship game

The NAACP is urging people to hold anti-Trump signs and wear white to mock the "snowflake" label Trump's 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.

Atlanta police said they had worked with the secret service on preparations for months before the match.

USA TODAY confirmed last week that Trump plans to attend Monday night's game as a guest of Nick and Jamie Ayers; Nick Ayers is Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff. Trump also attended the Army-Navy football game in 2016, after he was elected but before he was inaugurated as president.

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