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Traffic advisory: expect delays during Palo Alto peace march Tuesday afternoon

Joan Baez set to join Paly, Gunn, Castilleja students at Lytton Plaza

Palo Alto police are expecting traffic delays downtown between noon and 6 p.m. when students from local high schools take to the streets during a peace march.

A group of Palo Alto High School students have organized a walk-out and demonstration for Tuesday afternoon in response to last week's presidential election results. Paly students will walk from campus at 2 p.m. to Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto, where they will join students from Gunn High School, Castilleja School and Stanford University at 2:30 p.m.

Folk singer and longtime activist Joan Baez and retired Superior Court judge LaDoris Cordell are expected to take part in the demonstration.

"The goal of this peace march is to spread messages of love, unity, acceptance and equality" -- it's not about the president-elect specifically, a news release from organizers states. It is also open to all, regardless of political affiliation.

Stanford University students are also organizing a "People's Walkout" and march Tuesday afternoon, emphasizing "healing, resilience, and community building," an event description reads.

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8 people like this
Posted by Bike commuter
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:08 am

Joan Baez? OMG I don't want to work today


10 people like this
Posted by Chris
a resident of University South
on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:19 am

Who is not for love and unity? Only the haters, who will be swayed by these marchers. Time to turn focus to health care, trade, immigration, and taxes.


10 people like this
Posted by loveit
a resident of Mayfield
on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:58 am

I wish I could take my little kids and go march. this is so great.


16 people like this
Posted by Tom
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 15, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Keep it peaceful. Don't block streets and traffic. Thank you.


5 people like this
Posted by Nancy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 15, 2016 at 12:35 pm

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13 people like this
Posted by SupportingTheMarchers
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 15, 2016 at 1:16 pm

This was the most disgusting, divisive presidential campaign and created more misery, hate and fear. It's over, but this can never, ever happen again. The incoming administration has the responsibility to set a tone of healing and restore mutual respect.


7 people like this
Posted by Dan
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 15, 2016 at 1:22 pm

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14 people like this
Posted by Scotty
a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Nothing will bring more people over to your side of thinking like a good traffic jam!


11 people like this
Posted by Kate
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Kate is a registered user.

So impressed with the students who have organized this. I am glad they will all be voting in a few years. They restore some of my optimism about tolerance and inclusion.


16 people like this
Posted by John
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 15, 2016 at 3:27 pm

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14 people like this
Posted by Nancy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm

I'm so impressed the students figured out a way to leave school EARLY without getting in TROUBLE.

Such innovative little devils!!!


14 people like this
Posted by Mom
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm

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7 people like this
Posted by McGovern
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 15, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Where were these peace marchers when Obama (with the advice of Secretary of State Clinton) extended and occasionally escalated the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, instigated new proxy wars in Libya, Ukraine, and Syria, and started a new cold war with Russia?


5 people like this
Posted by Pfft
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 15, 2016 at 8:32 pm

This encourages anarchy. What happens when people stop obeying law enforcement? [Portion removed.]


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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:19 am

Chris Zaharias is a registered user.

I couldn't be there because of work, but would've loved to see the Vikings air-band Isley Brothers' Caravan of Love. Watch 4m00s onward from their music video: Web Link

When's the next peace rally?


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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

the_punnisher is a registered user.

The PAUSD may lose FEDERAL FUNDING of Education if more students are allowed to leave classes to march in ANY form or reason. That is a fact, not conjecture.


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