Photo: Mestizo students at this High School in Montebello, California raised a Mexican flag on the school’s flagpole and turned the US flag upside down. The date of this photo is unknown.
Hispanic students at Live Oak High were egged on by their school administrators to stage an anti-American flag demonstration during school hours. Earlier in the week five white students were disciplined for wearing American flag t-shirts to school!
From Morgan Hill Times…
About 200 Hispanic teens are marching in Morgan Hill yelling “We want respect!” and “Si se puede!” in reaction to a controversy ignited when the Live Oak High School principal effectively sent four students home for wearing T-shirts with American flags on them during Cinco de Mayo.
Mexican-American students felt the students were being disrespectful on the only day they celebrate their heritage while students sporting red, white and blue said it violated their First Amendment rights.
Six police cars and a Morgan Hill motorcycle officer have been cruising alongside the large group as it marches.
The group – mostly high school students – walked out of school this morning after the story of four students who were sent home because they wore American flag T-shirts went viral on TV and online. Many wear red, white and green and two large Mexico flags can be seen at the front of the line.
The students say they want people to know they’re proud of their heritage and they believe wearing red, white and blue on Cinco de Mayo is disrespectful.