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Students Protest, May or May Not Know Why

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, March 27, 2006, at 04:52PM
Student Protesters on 7th Street Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Around 3pm I walked over to 7+Fig and saw a group of high school students headed toward City Hall. Ostensibly they were part of the student protest against the House immigration bill. There were about 30 of them, with a four car LAPD escort.

If these kids knew why they were protesting, they didn't show it. They carried Mexican flags and chanted "Viva Mexico" and "Latino". They seemed excited about their ability to mosey along with their police escort and the attention they were getting along the way. One person in the back of the group had a sign, but I couldn't read it. While the protesters on Saturday knew exactly what they were here for, I got the distinct feeling these kids were just out for something to do.

And hey, I can't say I really blame them. Would I have done the same in high school? Perhaps. Are they really helping "the cause"? Not especially.

Also, eecue got some photos shown on CNN. Very cool. I wish I had a nice camera.

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