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Protesters interrupt city school board meeting over Heritage closure
Protesters interrupt city school board meeting over Heritage closure

Despite a loud and boisterous protest from a number of students who shut down a meeting of the Baltimore City school board for a time, the commissioners voted Wednesday night on a plan to close several city schools. Tre Murphy, 18, and six other students from Heritage High School walked to the front of the boardroom, wearing "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts and shouting call-and-response chants with their hands in the air. As board members watched, they staged a "die-in" similar to those popularized by police brutality protesters across the country, and interrupted each time officials tried to continue to vote on schools slated for closure. School board members...

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