Trump’s Win in Presidential Race Sparks Student Walk-Out, Angry Protests Across California

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Protests of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election took place across California on Wednesday, with students at several Bay Area high schools walking out in the middle of class and a throng of young demonstrators taking to the steps of Los Angeles’ City Hall.

The demonstrations — which mirrored protests from Seattle to Pittsburgh — followed protests in the pre-dawn hours in which crowds openly disavowed the president-elect, with a few protesters resorting to vandalism.

At Berkeley High School, about 1,500 students, or half of the entire student body, walked out of class during first period after 8 a.m. in protest of Trump’s victory, Berkeley Unified School District officials said.

Students tweeted “#NotMyPresident,” and pledged to unify. Others chanted, “Si se puede,” or “Yes, we can,” and waved Mexican flags, posts on social media show.

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