Macarthur High School is facing criticism after students were told to wear white socks and hats in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters.
Macarthur is a white nationalist school in a remote Australian community and students at the school have had to wear gloves and masks while protesting against police brutality and racism.
Students in Macarhur are expected to take part in a march at Macarhumah, about 80 kilometres north of Perth, on Sunday, in solidarity.
The school has been a focus of anger and outrage in the United States since it was shut down by the Trump administration in April.
During a protest at Macarena High School in New Jersey last month, a group of students held up a banner with the words “kill all whites”.
Macarena is a small school, with just seven students.
Many students in Macarenah said they were surprised the school was shuttered and the students who protested were asked to wear masks.
“I think it’s a sad day for the community, for Macarenah and for Australia, because I think they’re the ones who really represent the Macarenes,” Macarenee student Rachel McQueen told ABC News.
Rachel McQueen is a Macarene student who wore a mask during the protest in New York last month.
She said she was shocked to see the students wearing masks at Macarenah High School.
“It’s very disrespectful to the Macarhays and I’m sure it’s disrespectful to our community, so I’m really disappointed,” she said.
‘It’s not our fault’The students at Macarroah High also said they felt betrayed by the Macarroahs decision.
“We’re the Macarones, so what are you doing to us?” student Alex Young said during the rally in New England.
In Australia, Macarhodas president was quoted in the media as saying the school had been closed “due to the protest of students”.
The Macarrohies president has denied the school’s closure.
ABC News has spoken to a number of students and the school has not responded to questions from ABC News about why it closed.
Topics:black-people,community-and-society,government-and/or-politics,education,education-facilities,law-crime-and.crime,education—australiaFirst posted June 26, 2019 06:27:38Contact Emily BazelonMore stories from New South Wales