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City Council Audience Cleared After School Name-Change Advocates Disrupt Meeting


A joint meeting between the Jacksonville City Council and the Duval County School board was halted shortly after it began Friday morning when audience members began shouting at the elected officials.

WJCT News partner News4Jax reported about 10 people who participated in a small rally outside City Hall in support of changing the names of several public schools came into council chambers and began yelling.

When the protestors did not stop speaking after being asked, Council President Tommy Hazouri recessed the meeting and asked police to clear the audience.

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