High school and college students from NY to California walked out of class and organized protests in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday.
The protests came one day after hundreds of students walked out of classrooms to rally against Donald Trump's election in Portland, Oregon; Silver Spring, Maryland; and Los Angeles.
Many were shouting: 'Say it loud.
"We will not accept Trump s sexism, racism, his put-down of LGBT folks", one student told the ABC7 news channel in Los Angeles on Monday.
Rockville police said a Richard Montgomery High School student will be charged with assault after a fight broke out Wednesday morning in the city during a protest of the election of Republican Donald Trump as president. Some carried signs that read "Deport Trump", while others waved the U.S., Mexican and gay pride flags.
Alexander said the message he and those who have flocked to downtown Dallas and other major cities want to convey is that Donald Trump must disavow numerous divisive things he has said during his campaign. It said, "This is a peaceful and positive demonstration meant to send one message to our future president: he can't divide us".
"We are alarmed at the vitriol that students and community members are experiencing across the United States in the aftermath of the recent election", the petition to administrators at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign said.
Officials from Seattle Public Schools stated that around 5,000 students walked out of 20 high schools and middle schools on Monday.
The students are part of a protest movement that has seen tens of thousands taking to the streets in US cities large and small after Tuesday's election.
Just outside of D.C.in Beltsville, Maryland, students walked out of High Point High School and held a sit-in, blocking major roads for more than half an hour. Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States protesting against Trump. The protest was peaceful.
Students marched from their schools - including Homestead and South Dade Senior High Schools and Miami Dade College's Homestead campus - to Homestead City Hall for a rally to promote Cosecha's "sanctuary" cause.
"We don't know what Trump is going to do", Zamudio said.
Some of Trump's supporters have called for the demonstrations to stop, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who dismissed the protesters as "spoiled crybabies".
Noelie Quintero, 17, who attends Strive Prep, said they were representing Latinos, Muslims, women and others marginalized by Trump.
Since protests broke out, Portland Police have arrested more than 100 people.
In Meriden, Conn., on Saturday, police arrested two men charged with beating and kicking a man who held a Trump sign.
"This is the time to show our targeted community members that we stand in unity with them and exercise our right to protest to ensure that Los Angeles County leaders commit to doing everything in their power to protect and support all vulnerable communities", the statement from the organizers said.