26 November, 2016
Joined by many of her classmates, Yasmine Selvin, 17, marched out of Oakland High School Monday to protest against Donald Trump's election as the 45th president. Some drivers high-fived students as they passed, CNN affiliate WJLA reported.
Students assaulted a fellow student wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat at a walk-out protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Maryland.
Mendez High School student Arlene Contreras was one of the students holding a rainbow-colored sign in support of LGBTQ rights and civil rights of minority groups.
Several East Bay school students walked out in protest, according to CBS San Francisco. He said on Sunday he was "so saddened" to hear about racial slurs and personal threats made against African-Americans, Latinos and gay people by some of his supporters.
Other protests were held during the weekend throughout the United States.
"It hurts a lot knowing your family is in danger of getting deported by a guy who has no political background", said Renee Sosa, whose parents are from El Salvador.
Many students returned to class, but some marched from the school to downtown Silver Spring, about 3 miles away.
"We're fighting for permanent protection, dignity and respect", said Alex Uematsu, a Rutgers senior and the lead organizer of the march.
"Although it has been almost a week since the presidential election, many students remain concerned about the outcome and want their voices to be heard", said Michelle King, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. "And wanting to feel protected".
Hundreds of students from about a dozen high schools in Oakland skipped classes Monday morning to demonstrate against Trump's election.
Many protesters said they harbor no illusions about reversing the outcome of the election. "We want our students to know they are not alone", Superintendent Michelle King said Monday.
Students sought assurances that their schools would not share their personal information with immigration officials or allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on campus. "This is unacceptable", he wrote, adding that the student would receive appropriate punishment based on the Montgomery County Public Schools Student Code of Conduct. We are not trying to start anything with them.
Some said they oppose Trump's divisive rhetoric and wanted to show support for those he targeted, such as Muslims or immigrants. "What we believe matters, and we're not going to stop".
Hundreds of U.S. students have taken to the streets of Washington, DC, to protest against President-elect Donald Trump as the movement is gaining momentum across the country.
The group held signs saying "Students for change" and "Love trumps hate".
Seattle Police kept a close watch on protesters, making sure they didn't obstruct traffic. In Portland, protests last week devolved into what police one night termed a "riot" that involved windows of businesses being smashed.