Philly students dress as zombies for school-closings protest [photos]

    School-closing protests are nothing new in Philadelphia, but students who stood outside The School District of Philadelphia building today at 440 N. Broad St. added a new twist.

    Members of the Philadelphia Student Union staged a “Student Apocalypse: A Brainless Future” dressed as zombies to rally against the district’s plan to close 37 public schools.

    Students were there to act out scenes they say create “brainless” pupils being pushed through a system that doesn’t work. Part of the protest included a “Thriller” dance performance.

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