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ARCATA STUDENTS JOIN NATIONWIDE STRIKE
Arcata, Humboldt County, CA -- More than 100 high school students here left their classes midday Wednesday, March 5, to march in solidarity with the "Books Not Bombs" campus strikes across the United States.
At the nationally coordinated strike time of 1:30 p.m, dozens of Arcata High School students began exiting their classrooms, filtering through the parking lot and gathering with cheering classmates in front of the school, as some AHS administrators looked on.
Leaving behind the school bus and school district building (left), the students marchers -- joined by some community supporters, including Arcata Mayor Bob Ornelas -- head out onto 16th Street and toward downtown, cheering and waving signs.
The students hoisted banners, flags and signs -- some of which read "No Iraq War," "Buck Fush" and "No Blood for Oil."
The students took over the streets, and stopped traffic on some of the city roads.
The protesters pass a gasoline station on G Street, where the price of gas has surged to well above $2.00 per gallon.
The student marchers span the length of the 11th Street overpass above Highway 101, as they head to their final destination of a rally at the Old Arcata Community Center that afternoon.