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Students walked out of their classroom to protest Donald Trump

Hundreds of Los Angeles-area students walked out of their classrooms Monday morning to protest President-elect Donald Trump and urge local officials to protect and support “targeted communities.” Students from a number of Eastside schools began gathering around 9:30 a.m. at Boyle Heights’ Mariachi Plaza, from which they planned to march to and rally at Los Angeles City Hall between noon and 2 p.m.

A statement from organizers said students were protesting Trump’s call for the mass deportation of immigrants who are in the country illegally; the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico; the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; and other Trump initiatives.

“Eastside students know that 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 read.  Click here for more www.latimes.com

 

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