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Denver high school students walk out of class in anti-Trump protest

Posted: 1:13 PM, Nov 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-11 19:44:08-05
Denver students walk out for 2nd time in protest
Denver students walk out for 2nd time in protest
Denver students walk out for 2nd time in protest

DENVER – Hundreds of Denver-area students walked out of class Friday afternoon in an anti-Trump protest for the second time this week.

Students from predominately Hispanic area high schools gathered in the Gen X parking lot on Federal Boulevard chanting anti-trump slogans and waving signs, some reading “not my president.” Denver Police officers monitored the peaceful crowd and blocked traffic as the students marched along Federal.

Denver Public Schools said students from Strive Prep Lake Campus, Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, and John F. Kennedy High School took part in the protest. Students from other area high schools may have participated as well.

DPS encouraged the students to remain on campus for their safety but said it respects the students' right to free speech. District officials said the crowd began to disperse around 2:30 p.m. 

This is the second walk-out in a week. Several high school students in the Denver-Boulder area voiced their displeasure with the election results by walking out of class in protest Wednesday.

Students are not the only group protesting. Demonstrations have erupted nationwide, including Denver. Protesters took to downtown streets Thursday, briefly shutting down Interstate 25. 

Denver protester Ashley Lynne Nagel said she is scared about the potential loss of freedom, deportations and damage to the environment under the new president.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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