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Dozens of students took part in a walk-out, some protesting a Chick-fil-A food truck and others endorsing it.
Some students were angry that the food truck of the fast-food company was allowed to be present at the football games of the high school. Nevertheless, counter-protesters showed support for the restaurant of fried chicken.
At West Linn High School in Oregon, the incident happened, says KATU. The Gay-Straight Alliance of the school sponsored a walkout in protest of the involvement of the Chick-fil-A food truck at football games. Students say they face harassment in sports games and schools, according to them.
The students argue that Chick-fil-A promotes anti-LGBTQ groups and LGBTQ+ students are not protected in the community of the university. Because of the company’s contributions to groups that are publicly against gay marriage, the fast-food company has frequently faced criticism. Dan Cathy, president and CEO of Chick-fil-A, has expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage.
In a statement, given by the school’s public information officer Andrew Kilstrom stated, “The West Linn-Wilsonville School District takes all matters of school safety seriously, and diligently investigates and addresses all potential safety concerns. That includes bullying or cyberbullying.”
The school has decided to continue authorizing the Chick-fil-A for the remainder of the season at football games.