School walkout designed to teach mayor a lesson

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A school “walk out” protest took place Monday morning in Richmond. Students from around the city, but mainly from Open High School, marched to Richmond City Hall to take part in the downtown demonstration to grab the attention of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones.

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The demonstrators want the mayor to fully fund the budget requested by school leaders to repair and improve city schools. A budget vote is expected next month.

The walkout started at Richmond’s Open High School and ended at Richmond City Hall.

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