Considering Hillary Clinton’s popularity among millennials, students at high school and college campuses were shocked and outraged by the election results. The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States has spurred protests at high schools and colleges across the nation.
According to Business Insider, students have been uploading photos of these protests to social media, using the hashtag “Not My President.”
At Berkeley High School in California, about 1500 students and teachers walked out of class before 9 a.m., The Los Angeles Times reports. A student told KRON4 news during Berkeley High School’s mass walkout, “[Trump] wants us to turn against each other. I just want to emphasize that as young people it’s our job to continue to fight like our parents fought for us.”
— B (@BerenabasG) November 9, 2016
Approximately 2,000 students Trump’s election victory at UCLA, and according to Business Insider, at the height of the protest, a Trump piñata was set on fire in a trash can.
— Mackenzie Ryan (@Mackenzie_Ryan) November 9, 2016
Students also convened in front of the State House in Boston, Massachusetts to protest the president-elect, shouting “we are Boston and we are pissed,” Business Insider reports.
Students at MA state house chanting: “We are Boston and we are pissed” pic.twitter.com/dBiLdvIEvY
— Jenifer Mckim (@jbmckim) November 9, 2016
Business Insider also reported that protest took place at the University of Pittsburgh, where protesters chanted, “No KKK, no fascist USA, no Trump.”
UPitt riots part 2 pic.twitter.com/55s46LWf0K
— reilly (@reidaddy) November 9, 2016
A large protest also took place at the University of Texas, where students were blocking a bridge in Austin, Texas, ABC affiliate WFAA reported.
RIGHT NOW: UT students protesting Donald Trump’s election have SHUT DOWN bridge in Downtown Austin pic.twitter.com/YhrGV5w2qM
— Kris Betts (@KrisB_KVUE) November 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidency, but the youth of America will not stand by. As is evident from these protests today at school campuses across the country, millennials will keep fighting for change.