At about 9am Monday morning somewhere around 150 students from Garfield High School in Los Angeles walked out of school in a protest over the election of Donald J. Trump as President.
The students began walking to a planned rally toward Mariachi Plaza from the school campus.
The students had been cautioned by the school district that any student who participates in the walkout would face disciplinary action.
PIO Josh Rubenstein said, “It is very difficult to ensure the safety of children when they leave the safe confines of their school campuses,” “It is for this reason, that we encourage parents to discuss with their children the importance of abiding by the law and ensuring that any expression of opinion should be done in a lawful, safe and peaceful manner. Protesters who do not demonstrate in a peaceful and lawful manner are subject to arrest for applicable violations of law.”
This isn’t the first protest by students. Last week there were students from Franklin High School in Highland Park that walked out of school to Eagle Rock in Hollywood.
CBS Los Angeles reports that a few school staff members and parents followed the kids to supervise and make sure the students remained safe as they exercised their right to free speech.
Reportedly there’s about 74 percent of students in the LAUSD that are Latino, and an estimated 10 percent of the population in Los Angeles is undocumented.
According the the LAPD. Los Angeles Police Officer will continue to protect the right to a peaceful expression.