Students at schools in California and Oregon took to the streets after last night’s election results.
Students at the University of Oregon gathered at their school’s amphitheater late last night and chanted expletives aimed at Trump.
Similar protests took place at UCLA and Berkeley High School.
UC Merced students had a protest of their own just after midnight last night.
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland made a statement regarding the protests.
An except from the statement read, “Our students, many of whom are the children of immigrants and rightfully take pride in being the first in their families to attend college, have been exposed to a lengthy, divisive campaign full of hurtful rhetoric, and they are understandably uncertain about what the future might hold.”
Leland also wrote, “We respect and support the rights of our students and the entire campus community to express their emotions and their views in a peaceful way, and as an institution of higher education, we value the free, spirited and civil exchange of ideas and perspectives that our great nation was founded upon.”
The entire statement can be found here.
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