Second-graders supposedly decided on their own to stage ‘Ferguson’ protest during recess

Second-graders supposedly decided on their own to stage ‘Ferguson’ protest during recess

[Ed. – Throwing the BS flag on this one.]

The 20-odd people chanting “Honk if you want justice,” on a New Bedford, Massachusetts sidewalk Dec. 12 got a lot of attention. They were second graders, rallying against police for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While the rest of their class enjoyed 11:30 recess that morning, these 7 and 8-year-old protesters stood by the side of the road in front of the Alma Del Mar Charter School holding signs including one that read, “Please don’t shoot me, Ferguson.” …

George Borden, the father of one participant and a policeman in New Bedford, told WHDH that discovering his 7-year-old had participated in the protest and finding a flyer in her backpack urging people to join a weekend protest “against the unjust systems that allow police officers to kill Black men and boys with impunity,” was “horrific to me.” He says he only learned about the protest after a friend saw it and called him.

Borden told WHDH his daughter asked him, “Daddy, do you shoot people?” …

Will Gardner, the school’s founder and executive director…told The Boston Globe that the…protest “wasn’t something the teacher planned,” he said. “It was something the kids did.”

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