Student protesting Donald Trump’s election as president. Photo by Lisa Sanders.

Several hundred students from Montgomery Blair, Northwood and Albert Einstein high schools marched through Silver Spring and Wheaton earlier today to protest the election of Donald Trump as president.

The march began at Blair at 10 a.m. as students headed up University Boulevard toward Northwood High School, where more students joined the march. Police managed rolling road closures to ensure the marchers’ safety, while urging them to stay on the sidewalks.

The group got larger in Wheaton as they turned down Georgia Avenue, heading to Silver Spring. The marchers ended their trek at Veteran’s Plaza in downtown Silver Spring.

According to an email from Blair Principal Renay Johnson, the protest was not encouraged by the school.

“Parents will be notified through our automated attendance system if their child is marked absent from any classes today.

Students participating in this protest must bring a note from their parent/guardian within three days stating they approve this absence or they will be marked unexcused.  As always, students who choose to leave campus without parent permission will have an unexcused absence. (emphasis in the original)”

Here’s a short video of the students walking along Georgia Avenue, courtesy of Lisa Sanders.

 

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Students march in Silver Spring to protest election