Students gather in East LA's Mariachi Plaza on Monday morning before heading to City Hall.
Chanting "love trumps hate" and "not our president", about 200 students from Mount Vernon High School walked out of classes early Monday afternoon then marched to downtown in protest of President-Elect Donald Trump.
Mount Vernon High School Principal Rod Merrell, who observed the protest as it started forming, said he hopes this protest spurs a schoolwide conversation about the nation's political situation.
Students marched from their schools - including Homestead and South Dade Senior High Schools and Miami Dade College's Homestead campus - to Homestead City Hall for a rally to promote Cosecha's "sanctuary" cause.
Students from another high school, this time from the capital Washington D.C., planned to hold similar protests on Tuesday outside the new Trump hotel, just a few blocks away from the White House.
Several thousand students in Seattle also protested. "We're based on equal rights for all humans", student Michelle Tobon said.
High school and college students from NY to California walked out of class and organized protests in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday.More news: Congressional GOP pledges swift action on Trump's agenda
In addition, several schools are now developing lessons and activities, according to a district spokesperson, "to have appropriate, post-election conversations" in school buildings.
Plihal said the know they can't change the results of the election.
Almost daily protests have been held in Portland since Trump's election.
Police Capt. Paul Starks says the protesters were peaceful except for one bottle-throwing incident.
"We support students having free speech", Peterson said. LA Police Chief Charlie Beck also attended. We want our students to know they are not alone. "It's important for all students to express themselves", said Amy Martinez, who teaches English language development for newcomers at Terra Linda. They generally talked about the need to keep their anti-Trump activism nonviolent and focused on positive themes. "Not our president!" Angela Morales, age 16, a student at Carl Hayden High School, told the Arizona Republic she wanted to speak out for parents who can not vote due to their legal status.
The Montgomery Blair walkout went from Westfield Wheaton Mall, where students rallied and chanted against the president-elect's positions and racial unrest, Montgomery County Police said. Approximately 200 students walked out in the Washington city last week, cheered on by honking drivers and business owners who slapped an occasional high five, according to KOMO News.
Trump's victory has hit Los Angeles students particularly hard because of the president-elect's statements on illegal immigration. But at a meeting with immigrant rights advocates Mayor Eric Garcetti promised that L.A. will "speak up, speak out, act up, act out" if Trump tries anything that is perceived as "hostile to our people, hostile to our city, bad for our economy, bad for our security".