- Teachers in Tennessee under the aegis of MNEA are protesting the reopening of schools, saying it is not safe
- In a bold demonstration of their concern, they carried out a mock funeral as they drove by the state governor's residence
- The group also said that they will only return to school if there have not been new cases in two weeks
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A group of US teachers in Tennessee has demonstrated against the plan to reopen school amid coronavirus outbreak.
Newsweek reports that the teachers held a mock funeral ceremony in a procession they tagged Die In Vigil held at the Nashville Farmers’ Market on Monday, July 27.
The educator organized the protest under the aegis called Metro Nashville Education Association (MNEA).
"We refuse to sit by idly while our colleagues in other districts prepare for the school year by making wills and writing farewell letters to their loved ones. This is completely unacceptable, cruel, and insane," MNEA said.
They drove in cars in a long procession past the house of the state governor, Bill Lee, so that he could see their concerns.
The president of the association, Amanda Kail, said the teachers would feel safe on the condition that classes are done virtually and make plans to return to school once there are no new cases in 14 days.
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