KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Students from several Kalamazoo area high schools staged a walkout Tuesday morning, marching down to Bronson Park.
The students marched and held vibrant signs sending a message aimed at the Sheriff’s Dept. to stop racial profiling. The goal of the walk-out, as described by one student, was to deliver the message to police agencies who racially profile citizens in effort to identify possible undocumented aliens. Agustin Gascon, a student at Kalamazoo Central, was among a group of about 100 students who took part in the demonstration to downtown Bronson Park. Gascon says they were skipping class to protest for change.
Watch above for raw footage of the march of students heading down W Main St in Kalamazoo as well as an interview from a student demonstrator from Kalamazoo Central High School.