Hundreds of D.C. students ditched class Tuesday afternoon to protest Donald Trump, heading as a group toward Trump's new downtown hotel, where they demonstrated along Pennsylvania Avenue. Many said they have relatives and friends in the country illegally who they fear will be deported.
Every day in the week since Donald Trump pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, protests have broken out across the country with demonstrators chanting, "Not my president" and "Love trumps hate".
Critics accuse the protesters of being sore losers and criticized students for skipping classes.
Hundreds of high school students left campus and took to the streets to declare their opposition to Trump, while hundreds more gathered for a rally at a school football stadium.
"I'm very fearful", Miriam Zamudio, whose parents brought her to the US from Mexico as a child, said by phone as she prepared to join a protest at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
The students, some of the too young to vote, said they did not want a racist president.
Students Stage Anti-Trump Protests in DC, New York
Students with signs and slogans headed to nearby Mariachi Plaza. The walkout was part of a planned demonstration in the Los Angeles Area School District, KTLA reported.
"This demonstration was an expression of these students' free speech rights which we were obliged to respect", Principal Greg Schwab said in a letter to parents Monday.
In Los Angeles, protesters waved Mexican and American flags as they marched. Some protest signs were in Spanish. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, bears responsibility for Trump's stunning upset. One sign read "Undocumented, and unafraid, Here to stay!" "We highly value and are committed to fostering a learning environment where students feel safe and secure, and we encourage teachers and students to discuss the issues surrounding the walk-out so that students can explore their questions and express their opinions in safe environments".
In Portland, Oregon, middle school, high school, and college students protested Trump's elections. "We support our students' First Amendment rights", he said.
Meet Nico.He's a HS senior who helped organize the noon protest for schools across #DC.He explains why you should support their movement. Other passersby offered words of encouragement.
Approximately 200 students walked out in the Washington city last week, cheered on by honking drivers and business owners who slapped an occasional high five, according to KOMO News. The protesters caused some disruptions for shoppers and merchants when they headed to a shopping mall. The protests in big cities like NY and Los Angeles were largely peaceful, except for the one in Portland, Oregon which led to violence and rioting, but was later brought under control by police through tear-gas shelling.
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Like presidents before him - who did not follow through - Trump committed to moving the embassy to Jerusalem . Peace must arrive through a bilateral initiative and he has no plan to get involved in it".