National Walkout: Students From Nearly 3,000 Schools Protest Gun Violence

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Thousands of students across the nation were walking out of classrooms Wednesday to mark one month since the bloody rampage at a Florida high school that shocked the world and fueled a dynamic youth movement demanding an end to gun violence.

Students from almost 3,000 schools were marking National Walkout Day, most by leaving their classrooms at 10 a.m. local time to show solidarity for the 17 killed in the Valentine’s Day attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

In Washington, several hundred students of all ages massed outside the White House, waving signs and shouting “What do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!”

 

Read more at USA Today.

{Matzav.com}

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  1. We should listen to them because they have done a ton of research and are making suggestions that they know will work, and not just emotional arguments, right? And I’m sure no one is walking out just because it’s an opportunity to miss school.

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