Anti-Trump Protests Spread to Democratic Leadership With Sit-In at Schumer's DC Office

It's the sixth day of protests following Trump's surprise electoral victory.

Hundreds of high school students held a walkout in East Los Angeles, California, a diverse neighborhood with a large Hispanic population, demanding protection for the people they said were being targeted by Trump's supporters in the wake of his election. High school students from Portland, Oregon, and Silver Spring, Maryland, also staged walkouts today, protesting Trump's words and policies.

Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., at least 40 protesters occupied Sen. Schumer's office, according to Waleed Shahid, a spokesperson for #AllofUs, the group that staged the sit-in.

Seventeen protesters were arrested in the hallway to Schumer's office today, according to Eva Malecki, the communications director for the U.S. Capitol Police. They were charged with a misdemeanor offense of "crowding, obstructing and incommoding," Malecki said.

Today's protests are building off a wave of rallies over the weekend, including the #HeretoStay march that began at Columbus Circle in Manhattan yesterday and then moved to Trump Tower, speaking out against the president-elect's hard-line anti-immigration policies.

The #HeretoStay rally featured some participants whose families could be torn apart if Trump is able to enact widespread deportations once in office. Trump vowed to deport millions of undocumented immigrants from the U.S. in an interview with "60 Minutes" that aired on Sunday, saying that as many as 3 million people could be removed.

Shahid added that his group was protesting both Trump and the establishment wing of the Democratic Party to help prevent any potential collusion between them.

"A lot of people in my family are really scared right now," he said.