- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - More than 200 Boston students walked out of classes and marched to the City Hall and Statehouse to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s policy proposals.

Boston Public Schools administrators said Monday they marked 282 high school and middle students absent for skipping afternoon classes. About 56,000 students attend the city’s public schools.

The protesters were calling on Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker to commit to protecting the rights of all immigrants, minorities, women and the LGBTQ community.

Several dozen students sat on the floor in front of Baker’s office, demanding to speak to the governor.

Baker was in the building when the students arrived but left without seeing them.

Walsh and School Superintendent Tommy Chang say they understand the students’ concerns, but would rather they stayed in school.


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