OAKLAND, Calif. – Officials at Oakland’s Claremont Middle School are helping students organize protests against President-elect Donald Trump unbeknownst to their parents, essentially endorsing the disobedience.
About 300 sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students walked out of class Thursday as part of an anti-Donald Trump protest organized on Instagram. Teachers and school officials escorted students around the Rockridge neighborhood while they chanted and waved signs with Hillary Clinton campaign logos that read “We have the right to protest” for the first two class periods of the day, NBC Bay Area reports.
Teacher Lacy Lefkowitz told the news site students are petrified about the potential ramifications of Donald Trump’s historic victory Tuesday.
“They’re concerned about racism, the wall Trump wants to build and immigration,” Lefkowitz said. “It’s not OK to loot and set fires. But I think this is a great thing for them to do.”
Principal Jonathan Mayer approved the protest, and did not inform parents their children left the school grounds until after it was over.