Jan 18, 2017 09:04 AM EST
Socialist Student Group Announce Plans For Trump Inauguration Day Walkout
Students from different colleges and universities have announced their plans to stage a walkout on president-elect Donald Trump's Inauguration Day on Friday. This comes after several Democratic lawmakers have confirmed that they will not be going to the event.
The College Fix reported that a student socialist group has planned a nationwide walkout on Friday. This is to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump.
There are concerns that Trump and his administration will be attacking several segments of the American population. Since his victory last November, a lot of hostile acts have been done to minority students in campuses across the nation.
In the past few months, a lot of instances suggest how Donald Trump's victory at the U.S. 2016 election has sparked backlash among the minority groups on campuses. Universities have been trying to pacify fears about the nation's future by organizing meetings and counseling sessions.
Socialist Students has organized The National Student Walkout Against Bigotry & Hate campaign. The group is an affiliate of Socialist Alternative.
Protests have been initiated after Trump won against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In a post on its official website, Socialist Students urges fellow students to "stand together in solidarity against Trump's attempts" to divide the nation.
The nationwide walkouts will happen in Berkeley, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA, Bellingham and Seattle, WA, Chicago, IL, Cincinnati and Columbus, OH, Grand Rapids, MI, Houston, TX, Minneapolis, MN, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Portland, OR, St. Louis, MO and Worcester, MA.
According to ABC7 News, Oakland and Berkeley high school students will also be joining a march to protest Trump's inauguration. UC Berkeley will also have its own event organized by the group named "By Any Means Necessary."
This comes after about 35 Democratic lawmakers have confirmed that they will not be going to Trump's Inauguration on Friday. Slate noted that Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is one of the top candidates for the head of the Democratic National Committee role, announced on Twitter that he "will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate."
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