Thousands of people throughout the Bay Area hit the streets after the election of Donald Trump on Tuesday night.
They materialized almost immediately after Trump's speech. Since then, protests have raged almost continuously in Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose.
On Thursday morning, more than 1,000 students from at least eight schools throughout San Francisco walked out, converging on City Hall, according to a spokesperson for the San Francisco Unified School District.
"We're not OK with the election and how it went. We think that what Trump said about us, Mexicans, Muslims, all other people, especially the LGBTQ community, is incorrect. I think we should all be together as a community, all united. And we want our voices to be heard. ... We unfortunately can't vote, but we can stand up and stand up for people who can't," said 17-year-old Jocelyn, a senior at Lowell High.
Protestors chanted: "Racist, sexist, homophobe, Donald Trump has got to go" and "Whose streets? Our streets."
Students organized walkouts from schools that included Mission High, George Washington High, Lowell High and others, using social media like Snapchat and Instagram.
While SFUSD is marking the students as absent, Berkeley is taking a different approach, saying that they want to work with students to make sure all voices are heard, according to a statement sent out by Berkeley School Superintendent Donald Evans.
About 1,500 Berkeley High School students began the walkout around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, just as classes were getting underway. Students gathered outside the school, taking turns speaking. District spokesman Charles Burress estimated that about half of the school’s students were participating in the walkout.
Students also walked out of Oakland Technical, Albany High and other schools throughout the East Bay.
The students headed toward the UC Berkeley campus, where they congregated at the base of the Campanile and were joined by a number of Cal students.
A crowd of about 3,000 people gathered in downtown Oakland by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Early in the night families brought their children to the protests. Six-year-old Larae Quinn attends Oakland’s anti-Trump protest, along with her younger sister, 5-year-old Tomyris, and father, Cal Quinn.
The Oakland Police Department estimated that more than 6,000 people were out at the height of the protest.
Meanwhile more than 1,000 people converged in San Francisco at protests at City Hall, in the Castro and the Mission District.
A demonstration also raged at San Jose State University, where pajama-clad students yelled, "I'm not giving up" and "not my president," according to the Spartan Daily.
In Oakland, as the evening wore on police pressed in and violence erupted. By 9:35 p.m., police declared the gathering "unlawful" and used teargas in at least one location.
People lit more than 40 fires in the streets and smashed storefront windows.
The OPD says 30 people were arrested and 11 cited during last night’s anti-Trump disorders on downtown streets.
Trump’s election to the presidency Tuesday night was met virtually instantaneously with protests in the streets of Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose.
Crowds in at least two gatherings in the East Bay appeared to number in the hundreds. At least one injury was reported, apparently occurring when protesters walked onto Highway 24 in North Oakland.