High school students across the East Bay walked out of class Wednesday and marched in protest of Donald Trump’s election, carrying signs and chanting.
In Richmond, students from Leadership Public Schools, Kennedy High School and Richmond High School walked to City Hall, shutting down traffic on MacDonald Avenue along the way.
The protest was peaceful, Richmond Police Department officers said, and culminated on the steps of City Hall.
Many students expressed fear—for themselves and their families. They were angry, they said, and they wanted their voices heard.
“The city of Richmond is listening,” said Alex Knox, one of the mayor’s staffers.