Someone come get these children.
In a surprising turn of events, a group of students at Spring Valley High School, where the recent assault against a Black female teen took place, decided to protest the firing of Officer Fields.
According to The Huffington Post, the students left their classes on Friday to protest the firing of Fields, a former resource officer at the school, who was caught on video violently removing the 16-year-old girl from her chair, slamming her to the ground and arresting her.
A student snapped footage of the walk out below:
Fields, until recently a sheriff’s deputy in Richland County, was let go on Wednesday after video of the assault was released. The video sparked widespread outrage and multiple government investigations as to whether the incident constituted a civil rights violation.
The local NBC affiliate WIS reported that hundreds of students participated in Friday’s walkout at 10 a.m., before a school administrator told them to return to class.
John Cassibry, a 17-year-old senior, posted a video of the demonstration and a confrontation with a school administrator.
“We’ve heard your voices. We appreciate you taking the time to do this,” the school administrator said. “We always focus on teaching and learning. Let’s head on back to class.”
Some of the students responded by yelling “Free Fields.”
Thousands Protest During #MillionsMarchNYC Against Police Brutality
1. Thousands march together on their way to the NYPD headquarters.1 of 17
2. Thousands gather near the NYPD headquarters.2 of 17
3. A protester holds up a sign to stop police brutality.3 of 17
4. Kevin Liles, Russell Simmons, and Nas help lead the march in NYC.4 of 17
5. Protestors march up 5th Avenue.5 of 17
6. Thousands gather in Washington Square Park before marching uptown.6 of 17
7. Protestors lead by holding up a 'Black Lives Matter' banner.7 of 17
8. Picketed versions of the victims of police brutality are held up during the march.8 of 17
9. The Brooklyn Bridge gets shut down by protestors.9 of 17
10. A protestor holds up a focused 'We Demand Justice' sign10 of 17
11. Santa Con participants face the interrupting protests happening through the streets.11 of 17
12. An artist participates in the protest through creative expression.12 of 17
13. Thousands of different ethnicities and ages come together for the protests.13 of 17
14. Thousands gather in Washington Square Park before the march.14 of 17
15. A protestor marches while in chains.15 of 17
16. Thousands march up 5th Avenue.16 of 17
17. Thousands march up 5th Avenue towards Union Square.17 of 17
[SOURCE: Huffington Post]