High Schoolers Stage Anti-Trump Walkouts; Trump Response to Hate Incidents

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Students look on during a walkout from classes to protest the election of Donald Trump as president, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Seattle. A spokesman with Seattle Public Schools estimates that about 2,300 students from 14 middle and high schools participated in the walkout and said that students who walk out of class will get an "unexcused absence." (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Students look on during a walkout from classes to protest the election of Donald Trump as president, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Seattle. A spokesman with Seattle Public Schools estimates that about 2,300 students from 14 middle and high schools participated in the walkout and said that students who walk out of class will get an "unexcused absence." (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Students look on during a walkout from classes to protest the election of Donald Trump as president, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Seattle. A spokesman with Seattle Public Schools estimates that about 2,300 students from 14 middle and high schools participated in the walkout and said that students who walk out of class will get an “unexcused absence.” (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Thousands of high school students across the country raised their collective voices against the election of Donald Trump by staging a walkout on Monday.  From Washington to Arizona, Maryland and more, students expressed unity in opposition to Trump’s divisive campaign rhetoric.  That, as President Obama said during a White House press conference Monday that the president-elect must do his part to bring the country together.

Kim Lampkins has more …


Portland, Oregon

Silver Spring, Maryland

Berkeley, California

Omaha, Nebraska 


Meantime, Donald Trump has responded to reports of increased hate incidents against Blacks, Muslims, women and gays.  During his first televised interview since being elected. The president-elect told CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ that his was “sorry” to hear about the incidents and had a pointed message to his supporters to “Stop it.”


On the flip side, the online news site, Lehigh Valley Live talked with two pro -Trump supporters during counter demonstrations held Saturday, November 12th in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The publication asked four individuals–two pro-Trump & two anti-Trump:

“Why are people afraid of a Trump presidency?”

  • Michael Buskirk, 57, of Easton: Because the free ride is going to be over. People are going to have to get jobs, the people that abuse the government, collecting when they shouldn’t be collecting. You got two legs and two arms, you should be working.
  • Antich: A lot of it is conditioning, and a lot of it quite frankly is the media … taking his message and not necessarily putting it in context. … I think the media really has done a lot to gin up the fear in the country.  Read more here.

 

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