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Pro-Trump student assaulted during protest

Although the demonstrations were mostly peaceful, emotions boiled over in at least one case. At Richard Montgomery High School in Maryland, a walkout turned ugly. (Source: WJLA/CNN)

ROCKVILLE, MD (WJLA/CNN) – Hundreds of anti-Donald Trump student protesters marched the streets again Wednesday.

And although the demonstrations were mostly peaceful, emotions boiled over in at least one case. At Richard Montgomery High School, a walkout turned ugly.

Police said a student assaulted a 10th grade Trump supporter, leaving him on the ground. The incident left some students troubled and fearful for their own safety.

“He was wearing a red Trump hat and he got beat up,” said an anonymous student. “I think that is so wrong and disrespectful.”

Rockville police confirmed they identified the suspect and expect to charge the juvenile with second-degree assault. Meanwhile, student demonstrations to denounce the incoming president continued throughout the day.

The school administrators acknowledged they are urging protesters to remain on school property. Some parents expressed their pride at seeing their children take to the streets.

“I think it’s heartbreaking for them, and I think it’s the first time that they have a battle cry because things have been better for them,” said parent Jill Herzog.

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