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Cedar Falls students hold protest in response to racist social media post

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) -- A group of students at a Cedar Falls school protested today in response to a racist social media post surfacing this week.

Students at Holmes Junior High school walked out while class was in session.

Principal Jeremy Jones says he did not condone the behavior because it was during the school day.

The group chanted "No Justice, No Peace," and "Black Lives Matter," outside the main entrance.

Students say they want to bring attention to the greater issue.

"We all came out to fight for what is right. Fight for our peace, fight for our justice," one student said. "We are just protesting to let everyone know that Black lives matter and it's not cool to treat someone different because of their skin tone."

The outcry was sparked by a picture posted to social media of a student showing off a cake with a form of the 'N-Word' spelled out in M&M's.

The District's superintendent says they have taken disciplinary action.

You can read the original story on the post here.

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