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SC for Ed cancels protest after receiving numerous threats

Members of the South Carolina nonprofit SC For Ed met with state representatives on Wednesday...
Members of the South Carolina nonprofit SC For Ed met with state representatives on Wednesday in an effort to have their voices heard regarding the state of public education. (Source: WIS)
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 4:29 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - After receiving numerous threats, SC for Ed has announced it will be canceling a protest that had been scheduled for today.

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The protest was supposed to take place on Monday at the State House, the South Carolina State Department of Education, and the Governor’s Mansion.

In a statement released Saturday, the organization said:

“The SC for Ed community has received harassing and threatening messages from groups with extreme views about masking, who have falsely represented our event as being primarily mask-related. Our event is meant to bring attention to the continued mistreatment of teachers in SC public schools and the negative impact that has on students.”

SC for Ed is still asking supporters to contact lawmakers regarding action items on their legislative agenda but will no longer be hosting an in-person event.

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