Chanting “no Wal-Mart, save our community,” John Hanson Montessori School students, their parents and Oxon Hill community members held a rally Thursday evening to protest plans to build the super store.
Roughly 40 adults and children attended the rally, held at the proposed site on Oxon Hill Road and Md. 210. They worry that building a Super Wal-Mart less than 100 yards from the school would lead to increased traffic, and would pose safety and health concerns, said Nicole Nelson, vice president of the school’s parent-teacher-student association.
“I would be devastated if it gets built,” said Harriet Richmond of Fort Washington, whose son is in the sixth grade at the school. “It will create so many safety issues and wreak havoc on our school.”
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