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Gazette Premium Content Students line LA street with desks in protest

Associated Press - Updated: April 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

xLOS ANGELES — Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and they brought their desks with them.

Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, stopping traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District's offices.

Organizers say the number represents how many students drop out of the district's schools each week.

Protesters want a student voice on the school board, and more funding for English language learners, foster children and low-income students.

District officials declined to comment on the protest.

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