California Not Happy Over Donald Trump's Presidential Win? Students Hold Protests Across State
Donald Trump's victory was unprecedented after he won a number of the crucial states in the United States resulting in many voters expressing their disappointment over social media. However, even those who have not yet voted felt disappointed with the results as many students in California held protests and walked out of their classes after Donald Trump was announced as the 45th president of the United States.
Los Angeles Times reported that a number of protests took place all over California on Wednesdays. Students from Bay Area high schools walked out during their classes and young demonstrators took the steps of Los Angeles' City Hall.
At Berkley High School, around 1,500 students, which is half of the number of enrolled students, walked out of their classes after the first period began. Students took to social media to make the hashtag #NotMyPresident trend. Some school and district administrators, as well as faculty members, accompanied the students as they marched from their school to the UC Berkeley campus. There are no proposed disciplinary actions on the students who walked out of their cases.
Students from Contra Costa County also took the streets. The police force urged drivers to use caution if they chance on the group of students who have walked out of their classes. In Westwood Village, a Donald Trump piñata was set on fire in a trash can. There were no arrests made.
In downtown Los Angeles, a crowd gathered at the steps of the City Hall. Some vandalisms were made during the protest.
One of the fences had graffiti on it that insulted president-elect Donald Trump. Despite the protests all over California, a group of around 30 Donald Trump supporters gathered at the president-elect's star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
Other protests were held in Oakland and Chicago. Reuters reported that other protests are planned to take place in New York, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia and many more states. In Oakland, demonstrators smashed windows and ignited trash containers.
In Chicago, around 1,000 people attempted to gather at the Trump International Hotel and Tower. They chanted phrases such as "No Trump! No KKK! No USA!"
It is believed that Donald Trump won because of his proposals that were aggressive and many believed that it would work out in the long run. One of the proposals was to bring back jobs and to remove illegal immigrants from the United States.