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Protesting Brampton students walk out on classes

As students across the province grow increasingly frustrated at the loss of some of their after-school programs, hundreds of students at Bramalea Secondary School protested by walking out of their classes Monday morning.

“No sports, no school,” was the message from students.

This student tells City news they are upset that they may lose their extra curricular activities because of the dispute between teachers and the government, and the students at Bramalea are supporting the teachers.

“We think its terrible that they don’t get to stay after for extra-curricular activities because we know they enjoy staying with us. We completely support them, we’re not against them at all, we’re here to support them,” she said.

Meanwhile, Premier Dalton McGuinty is once again asking teachers not to let their fight with the province impact the students.

“The only thing that I can do is to keep appealing to the better angels of our nature,” McGuinty said. “Lets find a way forward and keep the kids out of it.”

More student rallies are planned including one at Queen’s Park on Saturday.

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