Petition Update

Chicago Students Protest and Deliver Demands -PT1

kymone freeman
washington, DC

Feb 5, 2013 — This a must read."Despite warnings from two Chicago police officers that they should return to class, more than three dozen teenagers marched Monday morning from Hadiya Pendleton's school to the park where the 15-year-old girl was slain..Police told the students that they were truant and needed to return to their school buildings where there is security to keep them safe. At one point, the two officers said if the students didn’t leave, they would have them escorted back to class..As they began to disband, organizers James and Willis urged the other teens to continue with their planned rally. The two presented their six-point plan to end violence to the crowd and then walked in the cold and snow to Harsh Park where they led a prayer.

“Every single day people are being shot out here,” an emotional Willis said, as she let tears flow down her face. “It’s kids that look like us…they are being slaughtered.”