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L.A. high school students march out of class in protest of President-elect Donald Trump

Posted at 3:22 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 18:28:40-05
LOS ANGELES -- High school students in Los Angeles marched out of class Wednesday and spilled out onto the streets to protest the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.
 
According to ABC7 in Los Angeles, Superintendent Michelle King addressed the protests with the following statement:
 
"Because fears and emotions may be running high after the election results, we directed school-based staff to talk with students, and if necessary, identify those who may need support. In an abundance of caution, District staff also has initiated conversations about student rights," she said.
 

Similar protests broke out nationwide on Wednesday, including one at the University of California, San Diego. Overnight, hundreds of college students began marching and chanting as they made their way through campus and onto Interstate 5 near La Jolla Village Drive Bridge. The protest shut down traffic as students walked on the freeway.
 
Sometime after 1 a.m., a UCSD freshman protester was struck and injured by a car on the freeway. She was taken to a local hospital with a broken leg, a school official confirmed. She was in stable condition.  
 
Eventually the crowd dispersed. There were no arrests.