Following the school shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, students all across the country are leaving school to protest gun violence and call for reform.
On Monday, students organized by Teens for Gun Reform, conducted a ‘lie-in’ in front of the White House to push for more gun regulation.
— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) February 19, 2018
This prompted other young people to stage similar protests. Students from schools in Florida, Iowa, and the surrounding areas of Washington D.C. have taken to the streets to call for more gun reform.
Students from Boca Raton and Miami-Dade:
Students at Omni Middle School in Boca Raton jumped a fence and darted out of school to protest for gun reform following #ParklandShooting. They are 11, 12 and 13-year-olds. I repeat – 11, 12, and 13… pic.twitter.com/UmutoFOv5A
— Lulu Ramadan (@luluramadan) February 21, 2018
Students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties are walking out of school to protest for gun reform. These kids are incredible. ✊
— Brynna Quillin (@brynnaquillin) February 21, 2018
Students in Iowa City, Iowa stage a walkout in protest against gun violence. “Not all of us can vote…not all of us do have that say, but we will eventually” https://t.co/exsU6sEVDz pic.twitter.com/yhnMDs8Zhh
— ABC News (@ABC) February 21, 2018
At least a thousand MCPS students are marching down the National Mall to the White House to call for gun control legislation pic.twitter.com/YhKUTsKYyQ
— Silver Chips (@Silver_Chips) February 21, 2018
These students are making sure their voices will not be silenced. On March 24, students are planning an event called March For Our Lives on Capitol Hill in order to prompt lawmakers to create more gun control laws.
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