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Students Plan #NotMyPresident Walk-Out For Tuesday

Penn State students have organized a #NotMyPresident walk-out on Tuesday in an effort to peacefully show their resistance against President-elect Donald Trump. The gathering will occur at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday on Old Main Lawn.

The Facebook event description reads:

“Universities across the country have been holding “walk-out” protests in which at a designated time, students against the election of Trump as POTUS get up from whatever they’re doing, and walk out to a common meeting place. Join us to peacefully show our resistence against a president so blatantly against human rights. We will be “walking out” at 12:30 on Tuesday to mark one week since election day, and meeting at Old Main. (With help from Penn State QTPOC: Queer and Trans People of Color)”

Additionally, the posts on the Facebook page go on to outline the university’s rules for peaceful protests, including a ban against microphones, megaphones, and amplifiers. The group also addressed the possibility of counter-protestors, who have also organized a small event, the description of which reads, “Show your love for Trump’s hats by wearing them to Old Main during the crybaby ‘#NotMyPresident” protest.” The organizers of the walk-out urged participants to “disregard and disengage” if they feel threatened and hope for a peaceful experience on Tuesday.

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Katie Klodowski

Katie is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA and a retired editor at Onward State. Currently, she works as a staff writer. True to her hometown, she is a fan of Steel City sports but also uses her ballet and music training to be a tough critic of all things artsy. The fastest ways to her heart are through pizza, sushi, and a solid taste in music (this means no Taylor Swift). To be constantly razzle-dazzled, follow her on all social media forms at @KatieKlodowski

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