Scores of students walked out of classes at The Evergreen State College on Wednesday in reaction to Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election.
Students gathered in the campus’s Red Square, and social media posts showed them holding anti-Trump signs. One video posted to Instagram shows a burning American flag.
By 1 p.m., the protest had cleared. But the students left behind chalk writing in the square, messages including “We need revolution” and “Not my president.”
Late Tuesday, about 50 protesters marched through downtown Olympia, spray painting buildings and breaking windows, according to Olympia police.
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About 11:30 p.m., the protesters gathered on the west side of downtown, then marched east down Fourth Avenue, Lt. Paul Lower said. Along the way they spray painted expletives about the election and broke windows.
The apartment building at Columbia Street and Fourth Avenue was tagged with spray paint, and widows were broken at U.S. Bank at Capitol Way and Fourth Avenue, Lower said.
The group also damaged a couple of small windows at Olympia City Hall.
Lower said Olympia police didn’t immediately respond to the protest because they were investigating a felony assault on the Woodland Trail about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.