In Washington, several hundred high school students marched on the Mall, the grassy esplanade that runs from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, heading toward the White House. Some teachers, Lucia said, cheered as they walked out of school today.
School district spokesman Luke Duecy said about 5,000 students walked out across the city. Police say at least two people were arrested but for the most part this was a peaceful protest.
Omaha North High School students became the latest to stage a school walkout in the wake of last week's election.
In a letter to North parents Tuesday night, Principal Gene Haynes said school staff were aware students planned to protest and would have extra security on hand.
"We are already seeing students rise up on our own- but we must create national solidarity to create a massive resistance against Donald Trump and to demand permanent protection, dignity, and respect for all immigrants", it said. "A positive difference. Anytime the students can come together, come in a peaceful way in order to express what they feel is not right, we're proud of that moment", Marvin Martinez, president of East Los Angeles College said.
In a televised statement, LA Unified officials encouraged students to stay in class and cooperate with school officials to plan protests on campus.
However, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani dismissed the protesters as "spoiled crybabies". "We do not know the student's political views", the Montgomery County Media detailed.
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One sign carried by the students opposed the appointment of Breitbart executive Stephen Bannon as chief strategist to Trump.
But now, activist groups are looking ahead to a march on day after inauguration day, with many people on Facebook indicating their intent to fly to Washington to take part.
Monday morning, hundreds of students left class and met at Montgomery Blair High School.
In a city that has seen large and destructive protests, a few hundred students from several schools walked out of class to gather in the rain near City Hall.
Another protester, 16-year-old Brian Rodriguez, said he is USA -born to parents from Mexico and Guatemala and was offended by Trump's criticism of Latinos.
Noelie Quintero, 17, who attends Strive Prep, said they were representing Latinos, Muslims, women and others marginalized by Trump. An 18-year-old was arrested after he allegedly punched a police officer, police said.
High school senior Rose Taylor, who is bisexual, says she worries about what his election will mean for the LGBT community and others.