Students line LA street with desks in protest

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Updated: 4/08 10:38 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles students protesting what they say is their district's neglect of poorer schools have taken to the streets, and they're taken their desks with them.

Some 375 empty desks blocked a street in downtown Los Angeles, stopping traffic for several hours Tuesday outside of the Los Angeles Unified School District's offices.

Organizers say the number represents the count of students who drop out of the district's schools in a given week.

The protesters are asking for a student voice on the school board, and more funding for English language learners, foster children and low income students.

District officials declined comment on the protest.

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