Albany High School students hold 2nd rally after racist Instagram protest

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There was more fallout Friday at an East Bay high school in the wake of a racially fueled Instagram account which targeted minority students. (KGO-TV)

There was more fallout Friday at an East Bay high school in the wake of a racially fueled Instagram account which targeted minority students.

About 100 students and teachers at Albany High School held a unity rally in support of those victimized. It was a chance to come together in the wake of a painful week.
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Administrators recently discovered a student created Instagram account described as racist that mostly focused on minority students. It had been up for about two months.

"There was a picture of me next to a gorilla," one student said.

Hundreds of students staged a sit in and rally yesterday. The anger boiled over when the students accused of liking the Instagram page were surrounded by furious students as they tried to leave from a meeting.

One mom said her son's nose was broken during the confrontation. The superintendent says she is investigating, but another rally is planned for today which students hope will help them start healing.

"It is terrible. I am depressed. It was hard to get up, but you have to keep going and we are unifying as a school, which I think is great," Albany Sophomore Jamaica Kalika told ABC7.

One mom said this morning her heart is broken that this happened, but that her daughter walked in today with confidence.

"She feels supported by her fellow students and friends and teachers and the community as a whole," Monique Belle said.
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