Student Protesters Take Over Pennsylvania Avenue, Shut Down the Lincoln Monument

Hate crimes are up in the wake of last week's election.
2:10 | 11/15/16

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there on the president-elect's tweets over the popular vote, which Hillary Clinton won. He also tweeted about the electoral college. But those two different outcomes this time are helping to fuel the protests and new katss of hate. Tonight in Washington, D.C., young people walking out of school, flooding the national monuments. And it also comes amid new and disturbing images tonight from supporters of both sides. ABC's Mary Bruce now. We reject the president elect. Reporter: In the nation's capitol today, hundreds of students put down their pens and picked up a protest sign. We want to let Donald Trump know that he cannot divide us with his racism, sexism, all that bigotry. Reporter: They took over Pennsylvania avenue, shut down the Lincoln memorial. Hundreds of D.C. Students walking out of class to walk to capitol hill and make sure their voices are heard. Many of those frustrated that those who are now protesting elsewhere and who could have voted did not. You should have voted. If you didn't vote at all, you pretty much voted for trump. Reporter: And listening at the back of this protest, trump supporters. Give it a chance, accept the election. If you don't like it in three and a half to four years, vote him out. Reporter: Since the election, a dramatic uptick in reports of hateful harassment and intimidation. According to the southern poverty law center, more than 400 incidents in seven days, four times more than an average week. This Maryland church vandalized. At the university of Michigan last night, a community rallying around its Muslim students after incidents of ethnic intimidation. It's just absurd. It's horrible. Reporter: In West Virginia, two officials under fire including a mayor who resigned after agreeing with disparaging comments posted about the appearance of first lady Michelle Obama. And Mary Bruce with us live tonight. And Mary, you've also learned late today that the number of cases of intimidation and harassment have doubled since last Friday, just the last five days? Reporter: That's right, David. Many, but not all of those incidents, made reference to Donald Trump. California had the highest reported rate, with over 50 acts, followed by Texas, Washington state, New York and Florida. David? Mary Bruce with us live tonight, as well. Mary, thank you.

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