Nov 14 2016

Some Piedmont Students Walked-out of Class to Protest the Election of Trump

During the afternoon of Monday, November 14, 2016,  approximately 200 Piedmont High School, Millennium High School and Piedmont Middle School students left their campuses to join with students from Oakland Technical High School in protest of the presidential election.

The Piedmont Police and Fire Departments along with District teachers, staff and administrators monitored the protest. The safety and order of the march was maintained.  Some students left the march after reaching Oakland Tech, while others continued on to Oakland City Hall.

“I am thankful for the support of Piedmont’s city services, Oakland Unified’s administrative team, and that the walk-out was peaceful.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at .”

Randall Booker, Superintendent Piedmont Unified School District


2 Responses to “Some Piedmont Students Walked-out of Class to Protest the Election of Trump”

  1. To add some info, the underage protesters could have marched this past weekend with their parents, or even after school but my understanding is that they instead decided to cut the last class.

    There is more info:
    A group of students at Piedmont Middle School expressed their disapproval of the protest when marchers walked by, said Isabella Terrazas, a senior at Oakland Technical High. She heard people yell “lock her up” and “Trump is my president.”

  2. Instead of focusing on the one negative quote from the story about a few Piedmont middle school students, I’d suggest this excerpt that talks about the nearly 200 other students who actually participated:

    “Some students from Piedmont Middle and High schools joined the protesters “in solidarity for the cause,” Sasaki said. He added that many students told him they felt empowered during the protests.”

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