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Black Lives Matter student protest held at Angelina College

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A Black Lives Matter student protest was held at Angelina College this afternoon.

The rally was organized by the campuses Students for a Democratic Society.

Students made speeches, and then marched through the campus to make their voices heard on the subject of racial oppression.

SDS member Katlynn Oleinik said that it’s important for students to address and be aware of these issues.

“We are standing in solidarity of the black lives matter movement against police brutality in our communities” Oleinik said. “We want community controlled police action, we want the police to be held accountable for their actions in our communities and for them to know that they’re not above the law.

There were however plenty of students who were not in support of the protest.

Student Justice Lockett said that the rally shouldn’t have only focused on African Americans.

“Black lives are not the only lives that matter, every races life matters, not just African Americans.” Lockett said.

About 10 students participated in the 30 minute rally on Wednesday without any confrontations.

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