Philadelphia high school students, hailing from around 20 schools, staged a walkout to march in solidarity with Palestinians, voicing their concerns about the ongoing Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
They called for justice, using their voices to express opposition to the violence. More than two million Palestinians face severe shortages of essential supplies due to the Israeli siege of Gaza.
The students joined a series of rallies in Philadelphia and worldwide, demanding a ceasefire and drawing attention to the broader issues of Palestinian liberation, Indigenous sovereignty, and self-determination. Organizers emphasized that the youth are taking an active role in shaping their future and speaking out against what they see as a humanitarian crisis.