About 250 children marched to J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday, to decry police brutality across the nation and slam the police killing of Philando Castile, the school employee who memorized their names.
“No justice, no peace,” “Stop the killing,” and “Don’t shoot, I’m 5,” were among their handcrafted signs hoisted above their heads during the so-called “Children’s March.”
The group marched nearly a mile to the school where Castile, 32, was a beloved fixture serving lunches in the cafeteria. He had worked for the St. Paul School District for the past 14 years.
“They’re affected by it and they see it just like we do,” Protest organizer, Milton told WCCO-TV.
“But they are not absorbing it the way that we do.”