LOOK: Students Across US Walk Out of School to Protest Gun Violence
Teens chant anti-NRA slogans in push for new gun laws.
Children at thousands of schools walked out of classes Wednesday in a coordinated demonstration to protest gun violence in the wake of last month's Florida high school shooting.
Students left school for 17 minutes to remember the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14.
Students at the Florida school left school and walked out.
Chants of "Hey, hey, ho, ho. The NRA has got to go!" and "What do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!" could be heard from the crowds.
Students at a Pennsylvania high school formed a heart on the football field with their backpacks to pay tribute to the victims of the massacre.
#NationalWalkoutDay was the top trend on Twitter Wednesday morning. See some of the images and reaction to the nationwide event below:
.@WhoopiGoldberg joined students on the streets in New York City who were taking part in #NationalWalkoutDay along with thousands across the country to rally for change in gun laws. https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/USTIPRLluS
— The View (@TheView) March 14, 2018
Organized by teachers and school administrators, #NationalWalkoutDay is not an act of rebellion - it’s an act of conformity and compliance.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 14, 2018
Instead of walking out of school to protest against our 2nd Amendment, you can just go to Mexico, Brazil, or Venezuela where average citizens don't have the right to own a firearm and the murder rates are through the roof. #NationalWalkoutDay
— Makada (@_Makada_) March 14, 2018
These young people are brave.
They are making a difference.
They are risking punishment.
They are raising their voices.
They are demanding action.
They are taking a stand.
They have had enough.
They are ready to vote.
We will support and fight alongside them.#NationalWalkOutDay
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) March 14, 2018
To anyone who talks down to students & millennial activists —
You need to recognize that we’re awake, aware, & active.
We may not have been in previous years, but we are now & we have the most to lose in this fight.
— Millennial Politics (@MillenPolitics) March 14, 2018
“Their right to own an assault rifle does not make as does not outweigh our right to live," student says. "If any elected official gets in our way, we will vote them out and replace them ourselves." https://t.co/B9gqfHUvRF #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/nwVlvEJinp
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 14, 2018
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) March 14, 2018
Firearms are used 80x more often to save a life than to take a life.
Banning guns is not the solution to gun violence. #NationalWalkoutDay
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) March 14, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 14, 2018
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 14, 2018