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Published: Sat, November 26, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Rutgers students protest against Trump deportation plans


In the NY tri-state area, students at numerous NY and New Jersey universities joined in protest.

Maryland school officials said the students all face disciplinary action unless they have an excused absence from their parents.

Students carrying signs and shouting slogans marched toward the city's nearby Mariachi Plaza.

Three separate protests were organized throughout the county by students - one in Rockville, another in Colesville and another in Germantown. "Say it clear. Immigration, welcome here". He said police are looking for between two and six more people who may have been involved in the alleged attack. He said he was offended by Trump's criticism of Latinos. "And wanting to feel protected".

Padilla, 21, a junior from Downers Grove who is studying history and teaching, urged students to sign a petition to make UIC a sanctuary campus for undocumented students. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vowed Monday to maintain that status.

"We support our students' First Amendment rights", he said.

"As a result of this cooperation, the students were able to peacefully express their concern over the election and results", Mattos said. "His racism. We will not let him overpower women, LGBT, us minorities, people of color". The crowd chanted "United we stand, divided we fall" and "Love Trumps Hate", while a speaker with a bullhorn called Trump a joke and a serial rapist. "Even though we're only 16- and 17-year-olds and we can't vote, our voice matters. What we believe matters, and we're not going to stop".

The student protest lasted about an hour and a half in the city's town center before the students marched back to class around 11:30 a.m.

College and high school students also walked out in protest in the Miami area. There was no marching, no blocking traffic, and both were peaceful.

It was peaceful, following smashed windows and other vandalism at recent rallies. Police are still investigating the incident and it is unclear if there will be additional arrests or charges, according to WJLA.

Across the country in Northern California, about 200 high school students walked out of class at 1:50 pm and staged a demonstration in Palo Alto.

Students chanted "We reject the President-elect", among other statements.

In the wake of Trump's November 8 election victory, de Blasio said the city would delete from its data base by year-end the names of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who have received a city ID card, so they can not be identified or deported by the incoming administration.

Others say they came to support their friends or simply to observe the activities.

Twelfth grader Taylor Clayton told WTOP that Trump supporters at her school made rude and racist comments after the election.

Students from another high school, this time from the capital Washington D.C., planned to hold similar protests on Tuesday outside the new Trump hotel, just a few blocks away from the White House.

Seattle Public Schools spokesman Luke Duecy says more than 5,000 students from 20 middle and high schools walked out of classes Monday to demonstrate.

Since protests broke out, Portland Police have arrested more than 100 people. No one was hurt.

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