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Video: CNN's Wolf Blitzer Interviews Chicago's 9-Year-Old Activist

By Samantha Abernethy in News on May 29, 2013 9:40PM

Asean Johnson on CNN

Nine-year-old Asean Johnson warmed our hearts last week with his passionate speech at a rally to protest the plan to close 54 of Chicago's schools. Whether or not you agreed with the content, you have to agree the kid can fearlessly deliver a speech.

On Tuesday, Wolf Blitzer invited Asean to appear on CNN's The Situation Room to talk about the speech, which Asean says was unplanned as he spoke from his heart. No, Asean has not heard from the mayor.

Asean is a third-grader at Marcus Garvey Elementary School, which received a last-minute reprieve and will not be closing this year. Watch Asean's interview with Blitzer below.

[H/T Mediaite]

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