Local high schoolers protest on DVC campus


Students from several nearby high schools cross the Commons on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Dominique Smith, Opinions Editor

Students from Ygnacio Valley, Mount Diablo and Concord High schools skipped class Thursday to protest Donald Trump’s presidency and wound up on the Diablo Valley College’s campus after marching up Willow Pass road.

At about noon, Pleasant Hill police officers blocked off Viking Drive leading up to DVC as students from local high schools could be seen scattered on Viking Drive in front of College Park High School and in the Commons of DVC.

Ygnacio Valley faculty members were also on the DVC campus to support and keep an eye on their students.

DVC faculty members were also spotted joining the protest.

Students chanted and marched holding signs that said, “Dump Trump” and ” Brown, Queer, Still Here.”

A student from Ygnacio Valley said she and her classmates were peacefully protesting and police officers were not intervening and seemed to only be around to keep everyone safe.

DVC students stood back and observed as the high schoolers protested.