Despite snow day, Portland students join national walkout in downtown protest

Despite snow day, Portland students join national walkout in downtown protest
Despite snow day, Portland students join national walkout in downtown protest

Portland, Maine. Just so no one else from Oregon freaks out and thinks it's snowing again.

"They just want to skip class!"

“We’re trying to honor the people who died and try to make politicians change gun laws,” said Greta Holmes, 13, a King Middle School seventh grader who was among those protesting Wednesday morning. Holmes said she supports raising the age for firearm purchases from 18 to 21.

The kids are alright, man.

Too late, I already forgot how to drive

Yeah I looked out the window here in Portland OR and was thinking "where the hell is it snowing here?"

Yeah I looked out the window here in Portland OR and was thinking

as a portland, maine (the original portland) resident of ten years, an earthquake would have to swallow the city whole to keep folks away from a good protest. Nice to see the mayor was there.

Millennials and younger are the one thing keeping me from giving up entirely. Their voter turnout in 2018 and 2020 are going to astound people, I suspect.

I don't want to be Russian to conclusions or Putin words in peoples' mouths, but I think /sub/news might be compromised.

That’s dedication. I’d be sliding down hills on trashcan lids and whatnot

"lol"

-Boreas, God of Snow and Casting Shade.

Giving up a snow day to continue the protest. These kids are driven as fuck.

But I thought the kids just wanted to skip class!

Implying you knew to begin with

I've seen a lot of apathy, but a lot of fire, too. It seems like the new generation is less apathetic on average than Millennials are and I'm thankful for that. I hope both groups can work together instead of against each other like Boomers and Gen X did.

Man, the reaction in this subreddit is such a stark contrast to the thread in /sub/news. Where the hell did this divide come from, and why is it so hard for some folks to believe in these "punk kids"?

Thanks for this. Also, not for nothing, but isn't every day in winter a snow day in Portland, Maine?

*kompromised

Portland Maine. Damn. Thought I was gonna have a snow day. Just rain.

Yeah I love how thoroughly this article shuts down that talking point.

Hey Portland drivers only ranked as like the 7th* worst in the country.

Edit: 13th worst by Allstate's measure.

I'm proud of our kids. At our school it was an entirely student-planned event, and they just gave administration a respectful heads-up about timing and placement. I've no doubt they'll be having a small demonstration tomorrow for those kids who couldn't make it.

I'm in California, it's raining and even thundering today (it rarely thunders), kids were out on main street in my town despite the weather, I couldn't be more proud of this generation.

Whew thanks! Def looked out my window like “wtf you talking about?”

I'm from and still live in outer Portland, Maine. God damn proud. They'll have plowed and shoveled Monument Square as well, it's right in the middle of the city. The snow is nothing.

oh, okay, the other Portland. I was about to say there's no snow here....

We need a megathread!

What do you mean by snow day? There is usually snow on the ground, yes, but it doesn't snow every day or even close to that.