• Breanna Johns

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school walkout held nationwide

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students spilled out onto their school’s football field, protesting gun violence with signs and T-shirts with the saying “March for our lives” on them.

A crowd of observers gathered to show their support.

All across the U.S., “tens of thousands” of students participated in the walkout one month after 17 students were killed in the Parkland Florida school massacre.

According to NBC News, “The 10 a.m. protest lasted 17 minutes, one minute for each of the victims killed at the high school. The purpose, according to organizers, was to highlight 'Congress’ inaction against the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.’"

There was 3,100 schools that said they were going to participate in the walkout. That is an estimated amount of 185,000 people, in 50 states.

The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School walked a total of two miles to memorials that were set up for the 17 victims of the school massacre.

According to USA Today, “Police lined the streets of Parkland directing traffic and helping to close roads as the tide of students grew to make the two mile walk.

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