PITTSBURGH — Hundreds of high school and college students walked out of classes Monday to protest the not guilty verdict in the Michael Rosfeld trial.
A crowd gathered outside the Pittsburgh City-County Building before walking through the city’s streets, also stopping outside the Allegheny County Courthouse, where Rosfeld was acquitted Friday night in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose, and the Allegheny County Jail.
Students carried signs and shouted chants in support of Rose, who was running from a traffic stop when he was shot.
Pittsburgh Public Safety officials stayed close, closing roads as needed to accommodate the march
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On Sunday, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet released a statement regarding the protest. He said while the district understands that students want to support protesters, they do not support students leaving during the day.
The district said students must have parent permission to participate in any demonstrations or they will receive an unexcused tardy or absence.
You can read the full statement below:
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