A mass walkout at a Silver Spring, Md., high school on Monday to protest Donald Trump’s presidential election victory began when a group of students decided to take to the streets rather than remain on campus for a school-sanctioned demonstration.
“More than 100 students from Montgomery Blair High School, in Silver Spring, walked out in a planned protest at about 10 a.m.,” Washington, D.C. newsradio station WTOP reported on its website Monday. “Montgomery County school officials said Montgomery Blair High approved a plan allowing students to protest on the football field on school grounds.”
“After an hour in the stadium, students decided to leave campus with the objective of receiving more media attention,” reported Montgomery Blair’s student-run newspaper Silver Chips.
“I just feel like if we’re in the stadium no one’s gonna see our protest. We gotta get out and show everyone what we’re doing. I feel like the protest should stay peaceful,” sophomore Ariana Brenig told the student paper, who reportedly was wearing a T-shirt reading “Rapists go to the big house not the White House.”