Thousands of San Francisco high school students take to the streets to protest the President-elect Donald Trump, shutting down traffic on the city's busiest street Thursday, November 10, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

More than 1,000 SF students walk out of school in protest of Trump

More than 1,000 San Francisco Unified School District students walked out of class and were heading to City Hall on Thursday morning in protest of president-elect Donald Trump, district officials said.

The district announced the walkout just after 9:30 a.m. on Twitter.

The students were marching on Market Street as well.

District officials said in a statement that the walkout was not organized by school leaders, though they are working with police to monitor the protest.

“We recognize our students’ right to free speech and understand their need to use it,” district officials said. “The walkout this morning was not authorized by SFUSD staff. Per our standard protocol, we will be notifying families regarding their unexcused absence through our attendance system.

“Because this walkout consists of over 1000 students, SFUSD administrators and leaders will be working with SFPD to monitor the situation and ensure student safety.”

San Francisco Municipal Railway spokesperson Paul Rose said Muni service along Market Street was re-routed to nearby Mission Street as aresult of the protest.

Drivers were told to expect traffic delays downtown due to the protest.

Thousands of San Francisco high school students stage a walk-out and take to the streets Thursday, November 10, 2016 to protest the presidential victory of Donald Trump. (Wesaam Al-badry/Special to S.F. Examiner)

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Thousands of San Francisco high school students stage a walk-out and take to the streets Thursday, November 10, 2016 to protest the presidential victory of Donald Trump. (Wesaam Al-badry/Special to S.F. Examiner)

 

Students march down Market Street in protest of Donald Trump on Thursday, November 10, 2016. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner)

Students march down Market Street on Thursday, November 10, 2016. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner)

Students were marching in San Francisco on Thursday, including at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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