Students Stage Anti-Trump Protests in DC, New York City

Demonstrators took to the streets for a seventh day in a row.

ByABC News
November 15, 2016, 3:10 PM

— -- Anti-Trump protests continued for a seventh straight day in large cities throughout the country.

In Washington, D.C., more than 1,000 middle school and high school students staged a walkout and protested outside of Trump International Hotel, holding signs that read "Boycott Bigotry" and "Stronger Together."

A flier posted on social media and directed toward District of Columbia Public School students detailed the main goal for the demonstration and advised against disrespecting police officers and starting negative or obscene chants.

"Show that DCPS students refuse to allow Trump's campaign to divide us," the flier reads. "We are united against bigotry."

The demonstrations were organized by Wilson High School students. Principal Kimberly Martin sent an email to the school community Monday morning emphasizing that the protest is not a school-sanctioned event and that those who miss class who receive unexcused absences. Martin wrote that school administrators and teachers defend students' rights to peaceful protest and self-expression.

The protest was not limited to public school students. Chris Jones, a history teacher at private school Edmund Burke School, where an estimated 30 percent of students walked out, said he was “proud” of his students. The students who walked out received unexcused absences but were not further penalized, Jones told ABC News.

After a noisy and boisterous protest outside Trump International Hotel, students marched to Capitol Hill. Several roads were closed in the D.C. area, including Pennsylvania Avenue, due to the protests.

Just outside of D.C. in Beltsville, Maryland, students walked out of High Point High School and held a sit-in, blocking major roads for more than half an hour.

Hundreds of high school and college students in New York City braved the damp weather and took to the streets as well, marching down Fifth Avenue chanting "Anti-Trump" and "We reject the president-elect."

Students also chanted "Education not deportation" as they held umbrellas to shield themselves from the rain.

Protests erupted nationwide last Wednesday after Trump was announced as president-elect early that morning.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

ABC News' MaryAlice Parks contributed to this report.