A Thousand Students Walk Out In Seattle To Protest Iraq War Nov 2

 
Students In Seattle Continue Anti-Military Recruitment Campaign



Yesterday at least a thousand students walked out of Seattle area middle schools, high schools and colleges to protest military recruiting on local campuses and the war in Iraq. Students Walk Out In Seattle

Yesterday at least a thousand students walked out of Seattle area middle schools, high schools and colleges to protest military recruiting on local campuses and the war in Iraq.

A Thousand Students Walk Out In Seattle

Mark Taylor-Canfield

Yesterday at least a thousand students walked out of Seattle area middle schools, high schools and colleges to protest military recruiting on local campuses and the US war in Iraq. Some estimates ranged as high as 2,000 young people demonstrated throughout the city at three different locations.

They gathered first at Seattle Central Community College, then marched from Westlake Center to the Capitol Hill neighborhood where organizers held peace and justice workshops and screened documentary films. Performers entertained the crowd of mostly teenagers with spoken word artists and hip hop.

Some students faced punitive measures from school administrators for attending the demonstrations,
while other schools allowed them to leave class as long as parents signed permission forms.

One group of students from Garfield High School complained that they were harrassed by school administrators. Officers from the Seattle Police Department arrested two of the students leaving the demonstration.

Groups organizing the events were Youth Against War And Racism, and the World Can't Wait Coalition.

Earlier this year students in Seattle demonstrated at two local military revruiting centers,
shutting them down for the day.

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