11 Students for a Democratic Society, including 9 members of DC SDS drove out to Annapolis Wednesday morning to participate in a rally and civil disobedience to bring attention to the neglect of students in Baltimore public schools.The Baltimore Algebra Project, a student-led inter-school coalition of inner city youths, called for a die-in at the State House in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis. Chanting “No Education, No Life!” 25 members of the Baltimore Algebra Project and their supporters were arrested for presenting a coffin to Governor O’Malley in absentia, representing the social death (and, chillingly pointed out by the picture on the coffin of Zachariah Hallback, a Baltimore Algebra project member who was recently shot to death in a robbery, actual deaths) of students who are denied a proper education. No charges were filed on any of the participants. Students for a Democratic society were 7 of the 25 arrests.
DC Students for a Democratic society applauds the self-organization of students for student liberation and the democratization of education that the Baltimore Algebra Project organizes, and hopes to work with them again in the future.
25 education protesters detained – Baltimore Sun
Education and Life Celebrated in Streets of Annapolis – Baltimore Independent Media Center
No Education, No Life goes to Annapolis – Epiphany in Baltimore
About 24 youths detained in Md. State House protest – Delaware Online
Students Arrested During Protest in Annapolis – ABC 2 News Video
Student Protest Leads to Arrests Outside Statehouse – ABC 2 News