Jul 28, 2014
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May Day Student Walkout Planned For Fort Greene Park

Students at Paul Robeson High School to rally against school closings, budget cuts and 'privatization' of public education.

Citing a list of grievances including "the privatization of our school systems, the budget cuts, lack of appropriate leadership, malicious closings, phase-outs of schools against community wishes" and more, students at Paul Robeson High School in Crown Heights planned a walkout Tuesday at .

Students announced the May Day rally via this YouTube clip posted last week. 

The city Department of Education decided to close the high school, named for the African-American actor and famed civil rights leader, earlier this year. 

Members of the student body took the streets in February in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement in an attempt to draw attention to the school's plight.

Students from Paul Robeson will potentially join thousands of workers in a walkout promoted by Occupy Wall Street that will culminate Tuesday afternoon in a march from Union Square to the Financial District. 

Anticipating a hefty turnout among protestors, the New York Police Department put out this "leaked" assessment warning officials that May Day festivities could disrupt traffic on the city's bridges, tunnels and ferries. 

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