On Friday, January 20th, A small group of SLA students staged a die-in, named the Inauguration Challenge, to represent “The day America Dies.” The students who performed this die-in all believe that Donald Trump should not be the 45th president of the United States of America.
The call for the protest went out this morning via Snapchat to many students across SLA: “Tomorrow. January 20th, 2017, is Inauguration Day. At exactly 12:00 PM, Trump will be sworn in as president. No matter what class you’re in, when the clock strikes 12, fall out of your seat and lay on the floor for one minute. If the teacher says anything, ignore it. This will represent “The day America Dies”. If you believe that Donald Trump should not be our president, send this to all of your contacts and do the Inauguration Challenge”.
At the moment of the protest, instead of falling right out of their seat, like the challenge initially said, took their protest to the hallways on the third floor in front of History Teacher Joshua Block’s room to show their disagreement with the new president.
By 12:00, the students in the hallway had dropped to the floor.