Hundreds Of High School Students Bring "Black Power" To Bayview District

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By KCBS All News 106.9FM and 740AM

A large group of San Francisco high school students is standing up against hate in the city’s Bayview District following weeks of unrest in the Bay Area and around the country following the death of George Floyd.

Over 200 young people with their fists high in the air chanted "Black Power" as they marched towards the San Francisco Police Department headquarters at 1251 3rd St on Thursday afternoon.

The 2.5-mile march down 3rd St. in San Francisco caused a brief traffic jam, something motorists are used to after two weeks of constant traffic disruptions on city streets and the freeways alike. The group made frequent stops to make speeches and give performances.

Youth led Black Lives Matter protesters march along Third Street in San Francisco’s Bayview. They’re heading to @SFPD HQ. About 200 people and growing. Look out for traffic back up around 26th St now. Live reports on @KCBSRadio pic.twitter.com/dtqYhPb8vs

— Carrie Hodousek (@CarrieHodousek) June 11, 2020

Many wore white t-shirts that read "I Can’t Breathe," the last words spoken by the 46-year-old Floyd before he died under the knee of a Minneapolis Police officer.

"Whenever the video came out it kind of united people to see like this is a problem," another protester said.

Social media has led the charge for the Black Lives Matter movement in recent weeks, especially for this generation of activists.