High school students in Ottawa walked out of class today in protest of gender ideology being taught in Ontario classrooms. A number of students from Longfields-Davidson Secondary School took the the sidewalk this afternoon for a rally opposing what they feel is inappropriate subject matter.
Rebel News reporter Robert Kraychik was there covering the protest, the second protest opposing the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board's curriculum in a week.
Today, students walked out to the sidewalk in front of Longfields-Davidson where some in the crowd held signs opposing gender ideology and received supportive honks from passersby. True North contributor Cosmin Dzsurdzsa chimed in on the protest, saying an “infusion of youthful energy” was “exactly what conservatives need.”
“Young people around the world are increasingly rejecting gender ideology and the far-left woke orthodoxy,” he added. “This is a generational revolt against the system and it's only getting started!”
Last week, protesters on both sides of the aisle clashed at duelling rallies in the nation's capital. Activists “Billboard” Chris Elston and Josh Alexander organized a similar rally calling on students to walk out, which was then counter-protested by far-left groups. Police reported five arrests following the demonstration.
Chanel Pfahl, a former high school teacher who now advocates against radical gender ideology being taught to young students, helped spread awareness for the walkout on social media. Pfahl previously came under fire from the Ontario College of Teachers after making remarks opposing critical race theory on a private Facebook group. She also shared a message purportedly from Longfields-Davidson Secondary School.
“[W]e want to remind everyone that during the instructional day, it is expected that students be in class,” the message reads. “Student walkouts are one way to share a message, but there are also many other ways to respectfully show support for issues that are important to students.”
Rebel News will have more from the protest, including a full-length video report, in the coming days.