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Thousands Of U.S. Students Walk Out In Second Week Of Anti-Trump Protests


Demonstrators march in protest against the election of Republican Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Demonstrators march in protest against the election of Republican Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Thousands of students walked out of classes and demonstrated against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, carrying opposition protests into a second week on November 14.

The Los Angeles school district estimated that 4,000 students walked out in protest, chanting phrases like "Not my president" because of Trump's plans to deport undocumented immigrants and build a wall between the United States and Mexico.

Seattle school officials said about 5,000 students walked out of high schools and middle schools, about 10 percent of the district's student body..

Hundreds more students marched in protest in Portland, Oregon; Montgomery County, Maryland; Denver, and the San Francisco area, authorities said.

Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities from New York to Los Angeles in largely peaceful rallies since Trump's upset victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton on November 8.

Trump secured enough votes in the 538-member Electoral College to win the presidency despite trailing Clinton by what is expected to be nearly 2 million votes after the final tally.

Protesters have condemned attacks on women wearing head scarves, racist graffiti, and bullying of immigrant children.

Trump in an interview on CBS on November 13 said he was "saddened" by such incidents and told the perpetrators to "Stop it."

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP
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