Approximately 200 West Seattle High School staged a walk out Wednesday in protest following election results Tuesday night naming reality television star Donald Trump President-Elect of the United States of America.
According to the West Seattle Blog, the students were heading south on California Ave SW heading toward the Junction at around 10:23 a.m.
The spirited students continued to Jefferson Square Plaza where they rallied before turning back toward West Seattle High School where they held court at a meeting with faculty. While the meeting was closed to media, we’re hearing the students went into the auditorium to discuss their thoughts with Principal Ruth Medsker.
An anonymous West Seattle Blog reader commented, “I can hear them from my apartment. Stand up for what you believe in!” Another comment from a reader named Julia said, “Thank you, students! This has been one hell of a morning, but seeing you out there brought the first happy tears I’ve had in the last 24 hours.”
The students were heard chanting “Not My President!” and “Save Our Future!” They held a banner reading, “Fight It.”
Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election Tuesday night by a margin of 279 to 228 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton conceded shortly following and made her official remarks in New York City Wednesday morning.