American High School Students Are Staging Walkouts to Protest Trump

Students from several downtown Los Angeles high schools marched to city hall Wednesday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. "School and district administrators took steps to monitor the noon protests so that our students were safe and able to express their opinions".

Smaller groups of students walked out of classes in nearby Oakland and Seattle, while several hundred students at the University of Texas protested as well, according to local reports.

A student from Boulder's Fairview High said students at that school plan a similar walkout at 1:30 p.m. today.

The high school students who organized the march say they're not here to criticize their next president.

Students also walked out of two high schools in Oakland, a high school in Boulder, Colorado and a high school in Phoenix, Arizona. "I don't have the ability to say stop, and I'm not sure that I would". "But students need to know any work they miss because of the protests, it is on them to make it up".

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"I feel like for so many years, we, as a nation, have been fighting for the rights of everyone, and I feel like with the election of Trump we're just throwing that away", she said.

Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is also expecting to see activists flocking to the building.

Students held anti-Trump signs.

"We are exercising our right to civil disobedience to protest the Trump presidency and underlying social and political climate that got Trump elected", he told 11 News.

"Last night people across this country said I don't belong here, even though I was born and raised here", said Eeman Abbasi, a junior from Orange, Connecticut who is Muslim.

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In Austin, Texas, about 400 people staged a peaceful protest march through the streets of the Texas capital, police said. "I just want to emphasize that as young people it's our job to continue to fight like our parents fought for us".

In a video captured on Twitter, a sea of students was filmed yelling things in protest like "Not our President", and "Si, se puede", which translates to "Yes, we can".

Many of those protesting said despite Trump's victory, they have their eyes on the future.

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The district is not making changes to the school day, with classes and schedules continuing as normal, Roeder said.

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