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.