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NISD students stage love-not-hate protest to learn about Holocaust

McMichael Middle School students conduct a hate protest at the Nacogdoches County Courthouse. (Source: KTRE Staff) McMichael Middle School students conduct a hate protest at the Nacogdoches County Courthouse. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Their teacher wanted students to learn the peaceful way to demonstrate as a way to bring attention to a cause.  (Source: KTRE Staff) Their teacher wanted students to learn the peaceful way to demonstrate as a way to bring attention to a cause. (Source: KTRE Staff)
The peaceful demonstration followed a lesson about the Holocaust and other conflicts that often led to violent protests. (Source: KTRE Staff) The peaceful demonstration followed a lesson about the Holocaust and other conflicts that often led to violent protests. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Students at Nacogdoches ISD's McMichael Middle School held a hate protest downtown Friday morning.

It fell in line with a lesson on the Holocaust. They used a demonstration at the Nacogdoches County Courthouse as a way to end hate. Students posters encouraged people to love, not hate one another.

“We talked about the proper way to protest and the proper way to be heard,” said Michelle Schaeffer, a social studies teacher at McMichael Middle School. “I think Gandhi said you have to behave in such a way that the bad behavior will standout, and so if you protest appropriately, people who are behaving badly will stand out, and justice will be served."

Following the demonstration, students couldn't wait to start playing in the park.

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