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Walkout Planned at UNC to Protest Iraq War

Posted March 20, 2007

Some Triangle college students are walking out of class Tuesday to show their resistance to the war in Iraq.

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will join others from across the country as the Iraq war enters its fifth year.

UNC students are expected to walk out of class at noon and hold a rally at a campus gathering spot known as "The Pit." UNC-Chapel Hill Students for a Democratic Society is organizing the walkout.

Students at campuses across the country are expected to participate in similar protests.


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  • mslisac363 Mar 26, 2007

    I don't understand what people think marching and walking out is going to do. The President and congress is going to do what they think is best. These people would better off staying in class. If they want to walk off for a cause do it for their classmates that do drugs and under age drinking.

  • 2little2late Mar 22, 2007

    "what the hells wrong with a rebel flag, learn history moron"
    I'm white and from the south...the "Heritage-not-hate" argument is spoken by most whites that hate blacks..openly or not
    There was and is nothing wrong with the flag..what's wrong is the way it has been "historically" (see, i know history too) part of keeping an entire race of people down..not to mention the "historical" (see-history again)connection between the people that want to preserve their heritage of whites-only..and the last historical connection(i'm so smart on history)is between the flag and the disappearance/lynching/raping/bullying/burning/ of black people by white people convinced their "historical "heritage will rise again......the civil was about states' right?..sure...the right of each state to decide if it was ok to own slaves...'nother good one jethro!,,see bok learnin'is gud for erbodi

  • 2little2late Mar 22, 2007

    They are learning something useful...to be part of what some call a democracy..i wouldn't protest against the war, but being smart or being an idiot is all part of growing up....at least they are standing up for what they beleive in, whether right or wrong..that's the lesson they learn..and trust me, they are not learning to support anything-but to question everything...the climate/culture at UNC is exceedingly liberal..as a byproduct, most of them regurgitate what they've been told..then they mature more..question what they were force-fed..and make more adult decisions..these are all 17-21 year old kids..some privilaged, but most actually aren't...TO all:i know i'm personally not currently doing anything to suport our troops..nor are most on here..some are for sure but most aren't..ya know why?...life's too hard..days are too short...it won't make any difference...etc....maybe if we actually did stand up for what we believed in, we could make an actual difference..

  • wstarhawks Mar 21, 2007

    150 students out of 20000, whew what a turnout!

  • HoldOn Mar 21, 2007

    yeah, that'll show 'em!

  • 68_polara Mar 21, 2007

    The Pit, isn't this where the Islamic terrorist mowed down students with an suv? Oh how soon they forget.

  • For the U.S.A. Mar 20, 2007

    I bet the most students who walk out will be from U.N.C. at Chapel Hill since that is where almost ALL the liberals live. If you can not support out President, our Country and our Military, then you should more to another country where you can support there Government. Jon

  • inquistitor Mar 20, 2007

    While so many of you sit here and express your opinion about the student walk out, they walked out to express their opinion of a political situation. Much like many here did in the mid-sixties during sit-ins to protest another political war....

  • sentinel94m Mar 20, 2007

    What the hell is walking out of class going to do to stop the war? It's not going to do anything but make an Attendance Record and maybe a GPA lower. Stupid hippies!

  • beachboater Mar 20, 2007

    Mark them absent, cut their grades and keep on teaching with them gone.