Published: Thu, November 10, 2016
Health | By Constance Griffith

Update on East Bay walkouts over Trump win

Update on East Bay walkouts over Trump win

After almost 1,000 UC Santa Barbara students protested the election of Donald Trump early Wednesday morning, they were joined by Dos Pueblos High School students who walked out of class at noon and headed to Storke Plaza.

Berkeley High School students on a walkout.

A spontaneous gathering at the University of Texas campus sparked a walkout as hundreds of students walked out of classrooms to join demonstrators in a march through downtown Austin.

The students rallied in the courtyard of Berkeley High School, according to a school district spokesman, and marched toward the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, a city known for its progressive politics.

At Valley High School in West Des Moines, Vice Principal David Maxwell said Wednesday that students were given about 15 minutes to protest before they had to return to class. Maxwell says some did return, some didn't.

Roughly 200 students left Carl Hayden High School and walked to the statehouse Wednesday afternoon. "I don't have the ability to say stop, and I'm not sure that I would".

One group began at Union Square Wednesday night, while another converged at Columbus Circle.

But some Trump supporters said that even if they disagreed with the students, they respected their right to protest.

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Protests also erupted in the Bay Area, in Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose, over the election results, and students at the University of California, San Diego, also marched in protest.

Various impassioned students stood up to share their stories on fear and distress in light of Trump's election to the Oval Office.

Several demonstrations broke out overnight all around Los Angeles protesting Trump's win.

The election of Donald Trump as America's 45th president sparked protests throughout California and beyond Wednesday, The LA Times reports.

"Of course I joined in", she said. "We owe Trump an open mind and a chance to lead", she said.

Colorado Springs School District 11 officials reported that Palmer High School near downtown was put on a precautionary lockdown because of a protest near the school.

Protesters chanting "we will not be silenced" and carrying signs reading "He Will Never Be My President" have gathered on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse. See videos and pictures of student walk outs across the country.

Many of those protesting said despite Trump's victory, they have their eyes on the future. Numerous signs expressed anti-Trump and anti-Sheriff Joe Arpaio sentiments.

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