Approximately 100 students staged a walkout at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket on March 1 in protest of its decision to introduce multi-colored, gender-neutral graduation gowns at its upcoming commencement ceremony this June. Traditionally, girls wear gold gowns and boys don green. The school’s new graduation gowns are universally green, with the high school’s emblem emblazoned on a gold stole.
Protestors marched outside Rep. Peter King's Massapequa Park office Friday in opposition of President Donald Trump's controversial so-called 'Muslim Ban' and other initiatives.
With progressives urging greater resistance from its representatives in Washington, D.C., Schumer has invited both criticism and praise for his confirmation votes and his new role as the de-facto leader of the Trump opposition.
The protest was mostly peaceful until a large group of Trump fans that failed to enter the rally because the venue was at capacity started a counter-protest that prompted an hours-long standoff under the watchful eye of Nassau County police officers in riot gear and cops mounted on horseback.
“It’s important that we raise awareness and show people that we can spread peace."
“I shouldn’t be made to feel uncomfortable while walking down the streets of my own city."
“You don’t want to swim in polluted water or drink polluted water."