Manitoba

Students across city plan walkouts Monday over safety concerns

Teenagers are organizing walkouts at public and independent schools across the city in protest of the few virus-safety protocols that will be in place when they return to in-person classes Monday.
Ava Byrne, 15, a student at Kelvin High School, is organizing a student walkout at high schools in Winnipeg to advocate for safer learning during the pandemic. (Jessica Lee/Winnipeg Free Press)

Teenagers are organizing walkouts at public and independent schools across the city in protest of the few virus-safety protocols that will be in place when they return to in-person classes Monday.

Shortly before lunchtime Monday, the first day of face-to-face learning after an extended winter break, students at more than 30 schools are planning to protest the provincial government's response to the fast-spreading Omicron-variant COVID-19 surge.

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