On Monday, April 18th, students here at City High Middle school in Grand Rapids Michigan stood up en masse and walked out of class to demand justice for Patrick Lyoya, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a GRPD officer two weeks prior.
City students have organized protests on campus before, including in 2018 as part of March for Our Lives, but this is the first time students have united to protest racial injustice. In the video above, those in the midst of the walkout share how and why they came together to demand change.
I am a Senior at City and I normally write the weekly book reviews! If I'm not reading, you can usually find me at the barn riding and taking care of the horses.
Former Editor in Chief of The City Voice, finally graduated City High Middle School as part of the Class of 2022.
My name is Stephen Pellathy, I am an 8th grader here at City. I enjoy writing about current events and foreign politics in general.