The election of Donald Trump to the presidency sparked protests Wednesday across California, drawing crowds to city streets and college campuses. The demonstrations reflected sadness, anger and bursts of rage. Crowds openly disavowed the president-elect, and a few resorted to vandalism.
At Berkeley High School, about 1,500 students, or half of the entire student body, walked out of class before 9 a.m. in protest of Trump’s victory, Berkeley Unified School District officials said. Students tweeted “#NotMyPresident,” and pledged to unify. Others chanted, “Si se puede,” or “Yes, we can,” and waved Mexican flags, posts on social media show. READ MORE