In Maryland, students from two Silver Spring high schools, Blair High School and Northwood High School, left their schools at around 10:00 AM and began walking down University Boulevard, blocking traffic.
— ABC7News (@ABC7News) November 14, 2016
Police arrived on scene quickly and estimated that there were approximately 500 students protesting. The Montgomery County Public School district stated that they will discipline those who ditched class, unless they have a note from their parents excusing their absence, WUSA 9 reports.
— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) November 14, 2016
"We offered the students a safe space to protest at school in the stadium, but once the students walk off it changes the dynamic," Derek Turner, director of public information with MCPS, told the station.
Police escorted the students, and by noon had not made any arrests or attempted to stop the protest.
— Thomas Tobin (@tvnooz) November 14, 2016
In Los Angeles, hundreds of students also walked out of class at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, and began marching toward Boyle Heights. Students from Mendez High School, Roosevelt High School, Esteban Torres High School, Wilson High School and Lincoln High School were also expected to join, ABC 7 reported.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 14, 2016
Students are expected to march to City Hall where they will hold a rally.
— Diane Marshall (@duhgurlz) November 14, 2016
The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement urging parents to prevent their children from participating, as it is harder to keep them safe if they leave their school grounds.
Teens on both coasts were carrying signs such as “racism is un-American,” and “not my president.”