Hundreds of Portland students walked out of class Monday, filled Pioneer Courthouse Square and marched through the city in protest of President-elect Donald Trump.

The walkout occurred Monday morning with several hundred students making their way downtown.

Many carried signs opposing Trump, while others had signs in support of Hillary Clinton.

By 11 a.m., some students were marching in the middle of the street. The group made its way to City Hall and marchers then crossed the Hawthorne Bridge, blocking traffic, and continued marching through the east side of Portland.

By 12:45, students were rushing into Lloyd Center. They then headed toward the Moda Center.

Student protest march in area of Holladay Park near Lloyd Center. Parents encouraged to tell their kids to go back to school. #pdxtraffic— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) November 14, 2016
Now in the Lloyd Center parking garage. Some kids trying to get into mall, security blocking doors at Macy's entrance. @fox12oregon— Kelsey Watts (@KelseyWattsKPTV) November 14, 2016

The marchers ranged in age from sixth-graders to college students. A Portland Public Schools spokesperson said the schools that had student walkouts Monday were Beaumont, Irvington, Metropolitan Learning Center, Tabor, Sunnyside, Hosford, Cleveland, Wilson, Benton and Franklin.

I've spoken w students as young as 12 who walked out of school. Hundreds of middle/high school kids here @fox12oregon— Kelsey Watts (@KelseyWattsKPTV) November 14, 2016

Police were following the march and monitoring the situation.

"We are managing the movement of students that walked out of school in protest. No violence, no property damage and we are encouraging students to go back to school and parents to get their students back to school," according to a statement from the Portland Police Bureau.

By 2 p.m., police were using social media to encourage parents to get their children back to school. Students continued marching in north Portland and police said some were talking about walking onto freeways.

At N Interstate & Overlook. @PortlandPolice asking parents to encourage kids to get back to school. @fox12oregon— Kelsey Watts (@KelseyWattsKPTV) November 14, 2016

By 3:15 p.m., police said the rally and march had come to an end.

Student march concluded. Thanks to ofcs from patrol & Traffic and PPB School Resource officers who marched along to help keep kids safe.— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) November 14, 2016
I've seen zero teachers. And also students climbing up the poles on bridge. Police are here though— Kandra Kent (@KandraKPTV) November 14, 2016

The rally follows

six consecutive nights of protests

in the streets of Portland that has resulted in vandalism, clashes with police and the arrests of more than

100 people


FOX 12 has a crew at the scene and will continue to update this story.

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