Seattle students walk out of classes, march around Seattle
Real-time updates were added below.
- 3:53 P.M. TUESDAY Police updated their earlier arrest announcement to say two individuals arrested during the protest were in fact Seattle Public Schools students (one 18-year-old and one 19-year-old). A third person arrested was 30 years old and not a student.
- 5:40 P.M. Two adult men (not Seattle Public Schools students) have been arrested for assaulting officers. Other than these two arrests, the demonstration remains peaceful, Seattle police say.
- 5:17 P.M. Protesters continue to march through the city as Seattle grows dark. Chopper 7 is still live about the marching group. Watch livestream here.
- 4:44 P.M. Chopper 7 video live above the scene shows a smaller group of protesters still marching in downtown Seattle. Watch KIRO 7 News at 5 p.m. for live coverage and a thorough report.
- 3:47 P.M. A new estimate from Seattle Public Schools projects over 5,000 participating high and middle school students from 20 area schools.
New estimate from Seattle Schools: More than 5,000 students from 20 high and middle schools walked out to protest Trump election.— Graham Johnson (@GrahamKIRO7) November 14, 2016
- 3:31 P.M. Close to 4,500 students from 14 different high and middle schools have participated in the walk-out, according to Seattle Public Schools officials.
- 3:21 P.M. The group that had gathered at Westlake is moving again. Seattle transportation officials advise drivers should expect delays around the city.
Demonstration happening downtown. Expect delays. pic.twitter.com/uvv9KkBxbJ— seattledot (@seattledot) November 14, 2016
- 3:10 P.M. A group from the U-District neighborhood is currently marching downtown. Some protesters have arrived at Westlake Park. Traffic on related roadways are affected intermittently as the group moves through.
- 2:45 P.M. The group of students at Cal Anderson Park plan to march to Westlake Park around 4 p.m. KIRO 7's Graham Johnson is with the protesters on Capitol Hill and says much of the group is composed of young people not yet old enough to vote, who have a stake in the future.
- 2:40 P.M. King County Metro sent out a transit alert. "Transit customers in the greater Seattle area are advised to be prepared for the possibility of delays or temporary bus reroutes if streets are blocked by rallies or marches that could occur Monday afternoon."
- 2:19 P.M. Chopper 7 shows a large group of students flooding Seattle roadways amid protest. Watch live.
- 1:59 P.M. Garfield High School students marching to meet with other schools in mass walk-out.
Pretty much all of Garfield High school just marched past my house on their way to meet up with other schools in a mass walkout ❤️ pic.twitter.com/GktQhdKEo5— Sarah Glidden (@sarahglidden) November 14, 2016
- 1:50 P.M. KIRO 7 Chopper is flying over several Seattle high schools that are walking out to protest Trump presidency. Watch LIVE here.
- 1:35 P.M. "Awesome students organizing a Trump walk out at Garfield High School," Instagram user 'ellen.butt' shares.
- 1:30 P.M. Students are gathering outside, chanting, "We object the president-elect." Watch Graham Johnson's Facebook LIVE at this link.
Protest Monday afternoon at UW
"Good turnout at the @uofwa walkout," Instagram user James Robert Campbell wrote.
Morning protest at Edmonds-Woodway
It is not yet known if students who walk out will be disciplined, but Seattle's school district officials say they are aware of the plan and said "students do have the right to peacefully demonstrate and express their personal views."
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