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Phoenix student walkout over Donald Trump's presidential win grows

Posted: 3:30 PM, Nov 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-11 05:57:57Z
Phoenix student walkout over Trump grows
The Latest on a Phoenix school walkout protesting Donald Trump's election victory: 
 
3:46 p.m. 
 
Students from at least two schools from the Phoenix Unified School District system walked out of class on Wednesday in protest of Donald Trump. 
 
School officials said 400 students out of the 27,000 in the entire district participated in the walk out. 
 
Students who participated could face punishment through the district's absentee policy. 

2:26 p.m.
 
Students from other Phoenix high schools are joining a protest over Donald Trump's presidential victory outside the Arizona Capitol.
   
Television footage showed dozens of students with their backpacks arriving at the statehouse plaza Wednesday afternoon.
   
Dozens of students left one high school shortly after noon and they were then joined by students from two other schools.
   
The group marched to the capitol building with signs and chants that Trump is "not my president."
   
The demonstration has grown in the last hour with students walking around state buildings.
   
Department of Public Safety officers have blocked one road that protesters were crossing.
 
Caitlyn, a student from Alhambra High School who was protesting, said she and others were against Trump. 
 
"it is important for us to get our voices heard, because people voted for Donald Trump, and he is the worst," she said. "We believe it is our right, and we should protest about what we believe in." 
 
Another student from Alhambra said they were protesting because they are minors and cannot vote, so they protested to speak their minds. 
   
   
 

1:39 p.m.
   
Dozens of Phoenix high school students who walked out of class are protesting Donald Trump's presidential win at the state capitol.
   
Roughly 200 students left Carl Hayden High School and walked to the statehouse Wednesday afternoon.
   
Some armed with megaphones led chants claiming Trump is not their president.
   
Others held signs railing against the Republican presidential-elect.
   
Officers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety are monitoring the scene. They told protesters that they could continue demonstrating outside but would not be allowed to block access to any buildings.
   
The walkout took place shortly after noon.
   
Students at two other Phoenix high schools staged similar walkouts Tuesday to demonstrate against Trump and Republican Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who lost his re-election bid.