Anti-Trump protest updates: Los Angeles students stage walkout
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.