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Niagara high school students taking matters into their own hands

12/6/2012

Niagara high school students have had enough and they are doing something about it.

On Monday, hundreds of students from Westlane High School will rally on Lundy's Lane to show their frustration at having their school year disrupted by teacher job action.

The rally is a protest against the war between the government of Ontario and teacher unions that has affected extracurricular activities like after school sports and other programs.

Organizer Ryan Dale has also set up a Facebook page called "No Class Till We Get Our Sports Back" to get other schools in Niagara on board.

Dale says he also has the support of Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor.

He says to expect a bunch of kids standing on the side of the street with signs, making noise in their sports jerseys trying to get the attention of everyone they can.

Students plan to stay at the rally the whole day.

High schools from St. Catharines, Welland , Thorold and even Hamilton are expected to take part in the protest.

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