On Monday, March 7, 2016 the students from Boston Public Schools walked out of school in the middle of the day and demonstrated in front of the Massachusetts State House and
Boston Commons. They are protesting proposed budget cuts that will be voted on later in the month.
BPS students are concerned about massive cuts to their schools while Mayor Mary Walsh grants large corporate giveaways. He and Governor Charlie Baker did not meet with the students during this student walkout. Instead, they were meeting with Forbes to lock a deal that will bring the “Under 30 Summit” to Boston.
The walkout was peaceful throughout the day, except for minor altercations that may have been blown out of proportion by the media and Boston Police.