More than 20 Foothill High School students spent their lunch hour Friday in silent protest of anti-gay laws in Russia.
Students from the Gay/Straight Alliance and the school's Amnesty International clubs organized the protest and asked their peers to boycott watching last night's closing ceremony of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
"We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and we don't think LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) is an issue," said Cori Hartwig, president of the alliance. "Basically, Russia has a ban on LGTB people. It's not illegal, but they are against it."
Students held signs and one, bearing a poster that read "speak out for those who don't have a voice" wore duct tape across his mouth