Brooklyn, NY: Running Into—and Running with—High School Student Protesters

December 8, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


From a reader:

December 8—While taking a late lunch break I came across a group of approximately 65 high school students protesting through the busiest part of downtown Brooklyn, NYC. The first thing that I noticed was a huge police presence of several cop cars and vans, all with their lights flashing, following the kids. When I joined the mix I learned they were from Benjamin Banaker Academy, a high school that was about a mile away. One student told me his friends had planned this in school and they marched all the way here. When I gestured to the amount of police, this student said "that's because they're scared of us." Then I spoke to another student and he said that he didn't know anyone there because he was from Brooklyn Tech, another nearby high school, but that he joined when he heard the chant "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!"

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