Students from the Eastside of Los Angeles left classes Monday morning and staged a walkout to protest the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Students are protesting Trump's call for the deportation of undocumented immigrants, the construction of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, among other things.
The protests follow a weekend of demonstrations in downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood.
- On Sunday, a few hundred people gathered outside CNN's L.A. headquarters. Protests were also held in San Francisco, Philadelphia and more cities.
- On Saturday, about 8,000 protesters marched from MacArthur Park to the federal building in downtown. Five people were arrested.
- Police arrested 187 adults and eight juveniles during a downtown L.A. rally that stretched from Friday night into early Saturday.
Nearly 100 protesters gathered at the corner of Alvarado Street and Wilshire Boulevard Saturday morning, chanting phrases like "Donald Trump go away -- sexist, racist, anti-gay," and "Hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go."
Joel Cordiero, 65, held a sign that said: "Not my president."
"The words he said, we can't forget," said Cordiero, who lives in Beverly Hills. "We need to let him know he's not going to get away with anything."
Protesters waved rainbow flags and held signs that read: "Hate ain't great" and "global warming is real," among others.
A group of women chanted: "My body, my choice," to which a group of men responded: "Your body, your choice."
Kim White, 52, said she was angry about the way Trump talks about and treats women.
"I can't believe he's representing our country," said White, who lives in Highland Park.
"People are like: 'Give him a break, he didn't mean it," she said. "I'm sorry. Words matter."
Jason Ramirez-Cabral, 24, was one of the first protesters to arrive at 8:15 a.m., straight from his job as a night worker on the docks in San Pedro.
He brought face paint in his tote bag and said he was planning to paint a peace sign that would cover his whole face.
"I was sad the night it happened," said Ramirez-Cabral, who lives in Fontana. "Now, I'm angry."
Some of his family members are in the country illegally, he said. "I don't know what the future holds, " he said.