‘You Can’t Stop The Revolution’: High Students In Minnesota Storm Out Of Schools In Protest ‘Lives Matter More Than Education’

High school students in Minnesota walked out of their classrooms to protest racial injustice, according to The Western Journal.

The protest was launched in response to the recent death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

“We are hoping that not only school districts receive our statement of action but as well as the state of Minnesota,” Aaliyah Murray said.

Murray is the group founder and is a student at Fridley High School in Minnesota.

“We are sick and tired of injustice.”

Students from Eden Prairie, Robbinsdale, Elk River, Fridely, and Moorheadall participated in the protest.

“Our lives matter more than education right now,” Nyagach Kueth said.

“How can we possibly focus on school when the whole world’s eyes are watching Minnesota now?”

“Outreach from our students in particular certainly influenced the development of this goal and the speed by which we have been working on the elements of it,” District spokeswoman JacQueline Getty said.

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“I’ve seen a really big difference in the attitudes and sentiments that people had last year,” Minnetonka senior Ahlaam Abdulwali said.

“It’s just the school administration that isn’t making solid policies and actionable items that will create a change that’s permanent.”

From The Western Journal:

Fridley middle school and high school students held signs reading “Say His Name! Daunte Wright!” and “No Justice, No Peace. No Racist Police.”

Three hundred students in downtown Minneapolis gathered and chanted “You can’t stop the revolution!”

Minnetonka Coalition for Equitable Education has been pushing the school district for changes like anti-racism training and an updated curriculum.

District spokeswoman JacQueline Getty said the district has made “significant strides” by banning hate symbols in school dress codes, planning to hire more diverse job candidates and creating an online harassment and discrimination reporting system.

However, Minnetonka senior Ahlaam Abdulwali said the district has not done enough.

The walkouts occurred as attorneys presented closing arguments in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial.

Minneapolis Public Schools have moved all classes back to distance learning Wednesday-Friday this week in preparation for any unrest that will come after the Chauvin trial, KMSP-TV reported.

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