Young protester gains popularity online

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He had to stand on a chair so the crowd could see him …

Now a nine-year-old Chicago boy has been seen by more than 150 thousand people across the world, in places as far away as Australia and China.

Asean Johnson took the podium at a Chicago Teachers Union rally against the closing of public schools.

When his impassioned speech was uploaded to YouTube, he gained a large following of well-wishers.

Some said he should run for mayor, but Johnson says he wants to be a football player when he grows up.

He says being president would be his second choice.

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  • Enrique

    He’ll be in prison or dead by age 26. He already seems too hostile to be around. Convert some of the schools into juvenile detention centers. That’s where this kid needs to be.

  • Ismael

    JFK can't You see this kid is being used by the adults with Him. JFK the truth is His chances to make it to 20 are very low. The violence is happening right in your alley so don't play dumb with Us. I am a coward who hides behind my computer just like You. The only difference is You have to write from your basement because if You do it above ground You might get shot. The truth hurts so swallow it.

    • Tyra

      Deport Ismael too, he will eventually be a terrorist. Then we will regret not getting rid of him. He is just being used by Al Qaeda. Chances are he will blow himself up in the name of his stupid religious beliefs.