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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: San Francisco | Anti-War
Videos from Massive Anti-War Walkout at Lowell High in San Francisco 2/15
Here are four (no-sound) videos of the unruly walkout and rally of 700 at Lowell High School
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 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 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.
Check out more photos: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/02/15/18363743.php
For more information, contact Revolution Youth at revolutionyouthsf [at] gmail.com and 415 646 6469.