“I don’t feel we’re the minority any longer”, student Brandon Riso said.
The incident happened on Wednesday as high school students took part in a walkout protesting the president elect, according to Principal Damon Monteleone of Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md., 17 miles northwest of Washington.
During the presidential campaign, Trump called for a wall to be built along the U.S.
Others say they came to support their friends or simply to observe the activities.
Social media posts showed some carrying homemade signs as they marched along holding umbrellas to shield them from the wet weather.
They began at the high school football field and walked about 6 miles through the city to Veterans Plaza, he said.
On Monday, there were similar student protests on the East and West coasts. They held signs with slogans like “Love Trumps Hate”, and some held an upside-down American flag.
“I’m more afraid about the division that it’s created”, said Owens, who is black.
“Even though it was mostly high schoolers that were walking, we had a lot of cheering and honking from adults all over”, a student said.
Students from several high schools rally after walking out of classes to protest the election of Donald Trump as president in downtown Los Angeles on November 14, 2016.
Seattle Public Schools spokesman Luke Duecy says more than 5,000 students from 20 middle and high schools walked out of classes Monday to demonstrate.
However, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani dismissed the protesters as “spoiled crybabies”. He dismissed the protesters as “spoiled crybabies”. The Portland protests have been overshadowed by masked anarchists who have broken store windows, confronted motorists and caused other sorts of mayhem.
Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities from NY to Los Angeles in largely peaceful rallies since Trump’s upset victory last Tuesday over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The protests, in contrast to demonstrations last week, were peaceful.
Most students walked out of classes with permission from their schools, but not everyone, said Karter Flores, a senior at Alliance Leichtman-Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School. “However, students will be reminded to follow their regular class schedule, as we can not ensure the safety of any student that chooses to leave the school before dismissal”.
Since protests broke out, Portland Police have arrested more than 100 people.
The student-led protest was organized by students from about eight to 10 Oakland schools and Berkeley High, said Gema Quetzal, 15, a 10th grader at LIFE Academy, who helped organize the event. No one was hurt.