AUSTIN (KXAN) — "City leaders and other organizers are planning an anti-Donald Trump protest on Inauguration Day that may prompt students to leave class early.
The group “One Resistance” tells KXAN that University of Texas students will walk out of the classroom at noon on Jan. 20. They say high school students are also planning to leave at 3 p.m.; even though high school dismissal at Austin ISD isn’t until 4:30 p.m.
The group is planning to march from Auditorium Shores up Congress Avenue and back. City council member Greg Casar has been closely involved in this event.
“I’m proud of the city of Austin’s policies protecting our citizen’s first amendment rights. This coalition has worked closely with city departments including the police dept. to ensure this is a safe and friendly event for everyone,” said Casar.
Casar’s office says he is not calling for any student walk-outs. The students have made their own decisions about how to express their first amendment rights.
KXAN reached out to AISD about the plans on Inauguration day. A spokesperson told us they never encourage students to leave school and if they do attend this protest it will count as an unexcused absence.
The last time protesters took to the streets ended with two people arrested. That same week UT students blocked both Congress Avenue and First Street bridges as they marched throughout Austin chanting a wide variety of anti-Trump slogans."
Hey... yea, sounds friendly and safe to me... A perfect place for kids to become educated regarding tolerance and patriotism! I must be a fossil because I remember when parents actually cared more for their kids education over their kids socially-driven agendas. Truly sad when the day comes that parents say:
"Fuck that school and fuck your education... Go ahead and go downtown and get involved with adults spewing hateful rhetoric and show this newly elected President how you feel even before he's had a chance to take office... and hey you're not even old enough to vote lol, but meh... that's okay. It's only an unexcused absence... no biggie."
And don't think for a minute that these groups like "One Resistance" aren't trying to influence and recruit at every chance they get. It's sickening.
Stub , don't get me wrong here , BUT I'm not insensitive , I just don't care !
This POS President has done only one thing to cement his place in history , he has put each and every one of us against each other .
Divisive to say the least , the blacks against the whites , hispanics against blacks , hispanics against whites and on and on , mix them as needed to suit the demographic .
The only thing I'm personally against is Assholes .
I personally believe that one demographic that has suffered the most from Obama's Fu'ed actions have been the blues (police) have suffered the most , they have to deal with all the assholes daily , with no support from the WH or the Liberals .
They are dying in the streets and no one from his feckless administration REALLY has stood against this tragic mentality .
I don't CARE what color your skin is if your an asshole , your an asshole .
If I catch you assaulting or harming a Police Officer in the lawful line of duty , I will do the same thing as the Citizen in Arizona did the other day .
This rant is not to excuse the actions of the bad apple police officers that have moved themselves into the category of asshole themselves by doing dirt themselves .
I'm a equal opportunity hater , if your an asshole I Fuc'n Hate You !