Hundreds of Boston students walked out of school Monday and marched to Beacon Hill to protest millions in budget cuts.
Flocks of students numbering more than a thousand boarded buses and trains, hoisted signs in the street and posed on the steps of the Massachusetts State House, beginning a densely packed rally at the bandstand in Boston Common around noon.
Student organizers said they were calling for increased funding for education in Boston, citing fears that the budget for public schools in the city would see cuts.
The demonstrators also oppose lifting the cap on the number of charter schools for the state.
Students and their parents have been told by BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang that those who walked out of class would be marked absent.