High School, College Students Stage Walkouts, Organize Protests Calling for Stricter Gun Control

Washington Free Beacon | 2/20/2018 | Rachel Frommer
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A national protest calling for stricter gun control legislation has been organized for next month in the wake of the Florida school shooting, but many are not waiting for March, with hundreds of university and high school already staging demonstrations this week.

Hundreds of Florida high schoolers walked out of class Tuesday morning and headed toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and teachers were killed last Wednesday, during what was to be a short moment of silence held at noon. Students and teachers many miles from the Broward County high school instead took to the streets and marched toward the site of the shooting.

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In Iowa City, over 100 high schoolers walked out of class Monday morning demanding "not one more," and two area high schools will be hosting call centers after school this Friday for students to contact their representatives and try to "say something," despite not having the right to vote.

Meanwhile, University of Chicago student clubs helped organize a large march on the city's downtown on Sunday to chants of "Thoughts and prayers are not enough," while anti-gun faculty, students, and parents at the University of Texas-Austin have pledged to meet every Monday at noon near a Martin Luther King Jr statue on campus to protest for legislative change.

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These actions come ahead of March For Our Lives,...
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