The flyer in the girl’s backpack urged people to join a protest “against the unjust systems that allow police officers to kill Black men and boys with impunity.”
The girl is seven years old.
Her name is Alana, and she was part of a group of 20-plus second-graders from the Alma Del Mar Charter School protesting during recess in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on December 12. With their focus largely being the Michael Brown shooting, they stood outside their school chanting, “Honk if you want justice” and holding placards expressing sentiments such as, “Please don’t shoot me, Ferguson.”
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