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Thousands of students are marching on City Hall protesting budget cuts

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

On the 59th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, thousands of Philadelphia students, fighting against the prospect of ruinous budget cuts, have staged a walkout that began at noon at District headquarters, 440 N. Broad St., followed by a march to City Hall.

You can follow the action on Twitter using the hashtag #walkout215.

One of the largest school walkouts in Philadelphia history is happening right now. #Walkout215 #SavePhillyEducation twitter.com/DustinSlaughte…

— Dustin M. Slaughter (@DustinSlaughter) May 17, 2013

Thousands of students now at city hall to show our power! twitter.com/215studentunio…

— Philly Student Union (@215studentunion) May 17, 2013

This is what 2,000+ students sound like protesting school budget cuts, entering City Hall #vine #walkout215vine.co/v/bETEHKOKZBt

— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) May 17, 2013

RT @randylobasso Nutter just came outside. Some students chanted ‘shame’ at him. #walkout215 twitter.com/RandyLoBasso/s…

— GiljGilj (@GiljGilj) May 17, 2013

Council Members @mariaqsanchez & @councilwomanbrb supporting the students. Stop the budget cuts! #walkout215 twitter.com/215studentunio…

— Philly Student Union (@215studentunion) May 17, 2013

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