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Teens demand reform in juvenile justice system, education, eviction, and jobs

Friday 22nd of February 2019 | North America, United States
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About a hundred young people rallied on Boston Common and at the State House Thursday to demand an increase in funding for youth jobs and education.

They also advocated to seal eviction records that include the names of minors and raise the age limit on those treated as juveniles in the justice system from 18 to 21.

“Back up, back up. We need freedom, freedom. All these racist-[expletive] laws, we don’t need them, need them,” chanted the group.

The young people marched in the streets running along the Common before heading to the State House at 1 p.m. for speeches and to meet with elected officials including US Representative Ayanna Pressley, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins, and State Representative Liz Miranda.

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