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’68 Los Angeles school protesters see link to Parkland teens

Participants of a 1968 Los Angeles high school walkout over dropout rates, paddle beatings for speaking Spanish and other issues say they are hearing echoes of those protests in the voices of outraged students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a mass shooting. “Just like we did, the students are taking a stand for their own humanity and they won’t be stopped,” said Yoli Rios, 67, who walked out of class 50 years ago.

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