(NEW YORK) — Anti-Trump protests continued for a seventh straight day in large cities throughout the country.
In Washington, D.C., more than 1,000 students staged a walkout and protested outside of Trump International Hotel, holding signs that read “Boycott Bigotry” and “Stronger Together.”
A flier posted on social media and directed toward District of Columbia Public School students detailed the main goal for the demonstration and advised against disrespecting police officers and starting negative or obscene chants.
“Show that DCPS students refuse to allow Trump’s campaign to divide us,” the flier reads. “We are united against bigotry.”
The protest was not limited to public school students. Chris Jones, a history teacher at private school Edmund Burke School, where an estimated 30 percent of students walked out, said he was “proud” of his students. The students who walked out received unexcused absences but were not further penalized, Jones told ABC News.
Several roads were closed in the D.C. area due to the protests, which continued at various locations on U.S. Capitol Grounds.
Hundreds of high school and college students in New York City braved the damp weather and took to the streets as well, marching down Fifth Avenue chanting “Anti-Trump” and “We reject the president-elect.”
Students also chanted “Education not deportation” as they held umbrellas to shield themselves from the rain.
Protests erupted nationwide last Wednesday after Trump was announced as president-elect early that morning.
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