More than 200 eighth graders in Medina should have spent Wednesday on a bus to Washington, D.C. Instead, they spent it protesting after the government shutdown cost them their eighth grade trip.
NewsChannel 5 reports many of them marched from A.I. Root Middle School to Medina's square to voice their frustration. They were planning to visit many of the monuments in Washington and tour the United States Capitol, but the shutdown wiped out those plans.
One of the students carried a sign that said "Congress, stop acting like children, that's our job!"
Olivia Kichurchak said she had to hold back tears when she found out the trip had been scrapped. She summed up the feelings of her classmates.
"I think they're just being unfair and they are acting like children because they can't agree on anything," she said.
For student Katie Shires, the cancellation has even bigger implications. She was supposed to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
"I might not get to do that now because of what they did," she said.
The school is hoping to take the trip in November if the government is back up and running.
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