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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: San Francisco | Anti-War | Education & Student Activism
San Francisco's Lowell High School Rallies and Walks Out Against the War-Pictures
Lowell High School's Revolution Youth Club organized a rally and walk-out on February 15 demanding that Congress use its "power of the purse" to cut all war funds and bring the troops home now.
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On February 15, 2007, over 700 students walked out of their classes
at Lowell High, the oldest and largest public high school in San
Francisco. Students and teachers spoke at an impassioned mass anti-
war speakout in the school’s courtyard. Spirits were high and
resistance was in the air.
Senior Gordo Johengen from Revolution Youth -- the student group that
organized the protest on one day’s notice -- led the crowd in a chant
of “Cut the Funds!” A teacher whose son is serving in Iraq denounced
the war, as well as the Democratic Party’s refusal, to call for
cutting the war funds.
Due to the extremely high energy of the crowd, a spontaneous student
march was called. Despite a heavy police presence, over 100 students
took to the city streets and marched for over an hour. A student petition
to Nancy Pelosi, demanding that she cut all the war funding and bring
the troops home immediately, was circulated and will be presented to
her office at a city-wide rally at the Federal Building on February
22 at 4:30.
This was the first protest for many of these students – but judging
from today’s extraordinary energy, it won’t be the last.
For more information, contact Revolution Youth at
revolutionyouthsf [at] gmail.com and 415 646 6469.
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