Slideshow: A human chain and several rallies to protest closings plan

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

It’s been a busy last week for communities protesting the District’s plan to close 29 schools and rallying to save their own schools. At Carroll High School on Wednesday, Feb. 27, students and members of the student-led Youth United for Change joined hands to form a human chain around their school to protest its proposed closure. That same day, ACTION United and PCAPS organized three separate marches in opposition to the District’s plan. More rallies followed the next day at Vare Elementary and Beeber Middle School, both of which are slated to close.

Here are photos from the protest at Carroll, organized by YUC, and the JUNTOS-led rally at Vare Elementary.

Photo credit: all photos by Harvey Finkle