Students twice take to the Sproul steps in protest

Students twice mounted the steps of Sproul Hall on the UC Berkeley campus — protest’s hallowed ground — Wednesday to declare out loud their outrage about the election of Donald Trump as president.

First came thousands of Berkeley High School students chanting “not our president.” After marching through downtown Berkeley and up Bancroft Way to Sproul Plaza, students used a bullhorn to speak their energetic opposition to the Republican president-elect, and then headed up to the Campanile.

At noon, undocumented UC Berkeley students and their allies, joined by some of the high school crowd, filled the Sproul steps to overflowing again, under a huge banner that read “Undocumented, unafraid.”

“This is what community looks like,” shouted the crowd. “This is what resistance looks like.” The students sat on the Sproul steps for an hour.

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