Students stage walkout: LAHS students protest continued U.S. presence in Iraq

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By Carol A. Clark

In marking the five-year anniversary of the Iraq War, more than 100 Los Alamos High School students walked out of class Wednesday. Reminiscent of protests in the 1960s, the students assembled on the front lawn of the high school waving flowers and peace signs in a silent sit-in.“We want to make a strong and loud statement against the war, and show that we are willing to cause a disruption to bring attention to the fact that we are in a war that is a mistake,” said protest organizer Megan Stockton. “We are doing a silent protest so as not to disrupt classes. The walking out was disruption enough.”Gary Beard, a junior, explained why he took part in the protest. “We’ve been fighting in Iraq for too long and by demonstrating, we want people to know it’s bad and we hope they will join us,” he said.Senior Libbi Lovejoy agreed. “We’ve been in Iraq for five years and it’s time to get out,” she said.Each student wore a number written on the side of his or her face representing the 3,990 U.S. soldiers who have been killed since the war began, Stockton said.Stockton is a senior and member of the LAHS Coalition for Peace and Global Awareness. She and others spoke with LAHS Principal Grace Brown Tuesday. “We told Mrs.

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