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LOOK: 11-year-old Barack Obama protests against school homework

/ 04:46 PM July 01, 2016

When he was a kid, US President Barack Obama campaigned against schoolchildren’s bane: homework.

In a viral photo uploaded on social media site Reddit on Thursday, Reddit user brokenwhale shared a photo from the user’s father’s yearbook showing the 11-year old Obama, who was nicknamed Barry, protesting with three other children against the burdensome school homework in a Hawaii elementary school. He is seen holding a “Strike!” placard, while his three classmates raised cardboards written with “We strike,” “Boys Liberation” and “No homework.”

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The picture instantly went viral with 2,087,000 views and 893 Reddit points.

“My dad went to elementary school in Hawaii and realized it was at the same time Obama attended the same school,” the user wrote in a comment.

The 44th president of the US spent his childhood with his mother in Jakarta, Indonesia, and returned to Hawaii where he enrolled in fifth grade. Gianna Francesca Catolico

TOPICS: Barack Obama, Hawaii, homework, President Barack Obama, Reddit, viral post
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