Local students voice concerns
Philip Simmons High School students Abebe Peters, Nick Moore, Camille Fei and Bridget Fei gathered on Wednesday, June 10, with signs at Center Park in support of what Peters described as “adequate change” and less hate in this world.
The teenagers held homemade signs that read “How Many Weren’t Filmed?,” “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe,” in reference to the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis.
Camille Fei organized the peaceful rally because, she said, “Daniel Island is a place full of people with powerful voices and people are staying quiet. It’s our job to speak out for our brothers and sisters.”
Team 5 Lt. Matthew Wojslawowicz, who was at the rally, said that he supports the students and that it is “refreshing to see young people using their energy for good.”
Another rally was planned for Thursday, June 18, at 2 p.m. at Center Park.