by Margaret M. | May 12, 2017 1:37 pm
This week in Forest Lake, Minnesota, hundreds of students from the local high school walked out of their classes on Tuesday in a peaceful protest to draw attention to a Monday night vote by their city’s council to disband the local police department. And in a massive shift from the student protests we’ve seen at colleges across the country, these students did it the right way.
No violence, no burning cars, no face masks, no hitting people with bike locks… exactly the kind of peaceful protest that can cause change in a positive manner.
As reported by KARE 11:
Students from both the middle and high school marched out at 1:15 p.m. and headed to City Hall, where they chanted “FLPD!” outside the city council chambers.
About an hour later, students made their way into the council chambers where they continued their protest.
Forest Lake Police Chief Richard Peterson said he was moved to see such a large crowd of young people in the community coming out to show their support.
“This is absolutely amazing,” he said. “The students are fantastic. The community is fantastic. We are absolutely humbled by the support we’ve been given, really appreciate it.”
You can watch the kids arriving at City Hall in this video:
Forest Lake student walkout in support of police.
Posted by Kent Erdahl on Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Emmy Award-winning photojournalist Ben Garvin posted this photo of the high school students showing their peaceful rally:
Hundreds and hundreds of #ForestLake high school students fill city council chambers protesting last night's vote to disband Police Dept pic.twitter.com/GjNXSZQPRS
— bengarvin (@bengarvin) May 9, 2017
Fox News contributor Pete Hegseth who grew up in Forest Lake praised the kids and posted the following video.:
THIS IS MIDDLE AMERICA. Kids (from my hometown of Forest Lake, MN) marching to SUPPORT their police (@ForestLakePD)! https://t.co/pWiFwBKTRW
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) May 9, 2017
Forest Lake HS students walkout to support police department
HAPPENING NOW – Save FLPD walkout at Forest Lake High School after city council voted to disband the local police department.
Posted by Fox 9 on Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Since the protest, things have been looking up for the future of Forest Lake’s Police Department, who have assured citizens that they will continue to provide services until formally dismissed.
One Minneapolis news reporter posted the following just yesterday:
UPDATE: Forest Lake PD tells me. Union voted on new contract this AM. Passed unanimously. Now heads to city hall for final approval. pic.twitter.com/j2XHYfDEza
— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) May 11, 2017
Looks like all the coverage the students provided is working in the favor of reinstating the police!
In John Hawkins’ new book, ‘101 Things All Young Adults Should Know’, he teaches in chapter 20 of the book that this is how you deal with the police. If you know a young adult in your life who could stand to benefit from understanding how a peaceful protest like this works instead of a violent one, pick up a copy today.
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