Saturday, March 24, 2018

March for Our Lives: Kent, Connecticut

Big turnout at Kent—someone reported to the organizers that it was around 500, and that’s with the local prep schools on spring break and most of the students away. 

A group of kids came up north on Route 7 from New Milford High School and were warmly welcomed by the crowd, which consisted mainly of adults, mostly parent and grandparent age. This was interesting since New Milford made the national news yesterday: a lawyer for a group (anonymous so far) of New Milford High School parents is suing the school administration and board for allowing the students to join the school walkouts March 14. Claims of politicization on the public school budget, and so forth. At least some of the NMH students were up for more of the same.

More pictures of the marchers and signs tomorrow.

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