Carol Alvarado to student protesters: Si se puede (updated)

(Temporarily not Mayor Pro Tem) Carol Alvarado greeted student protesters this morning at City Hall:

Upon reaching City Hall, the crowd of students was greeted outside by Councilwoman Carol Alvardo, who chanted with the students "Si Se Puede'' - meaning "Yes we can."

She congratulated the students for walking through the rain and standing up for their rights.

Two of the students met with Mayor Bill White and Alvarado before scores of them boarded buses back to their schools. As many as a thousand students were expected later today, police [sic].

"They feel like they want someone to listen to them,'' Alvarado said. "They feel very hurt because they see that their families come here to work."

Perhaps Councilwoman Alvarado should have encouraged the students to get back to school and focus on their studies.

It's unclear from the story if today's youth solidarity event was part of Joe Householder's efforts to cast the councilwoman in a more favorable light.

UPDATE: And here's what Mayor White apparently told students:

“[Mayor White] told us to keep on going, to not stop, to spread the word with everyone,” student Edgar Martinez said.

The mayor said he appreciates all the work the students are doing to get their message out, but he admitted it is a federal issue.

Chris Baker is wondering why the protesters are carrying Mexican flags if they want American citizenship. Hey Carol: ¿Dónde están las banderas Americanas?

UPDATE 2: Matt Bramanti: Skip school and you too can become a journalist!

Posted by Anne Linehan @ 03/28/06 12:48 PM | Print |

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