School walkouts across US as frightened students demand gun reform

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‘Trump puts blood money above children… we are marching for our lives’: School walkouts across US as
frightened students demand gun reform.

School walkouts across US as frightened students demand gun reform
Students hold up signs as they arrive at Red Square at the University of Washington during the National School Walkout to protest gun violence in Seattle, Washington, today (Image: REUTERS)

Today the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were joined by 300,000 others across the US in a walkout, part of an emboldened anti-gun movement.

In their ­thousands, they walked silently on to the school ­football field, holding anti-gun violence signs and wearing shirts that read “March for Our Lives.”

School walkouts across US as frightened students demand gun reform
A student shouts is a rally in Washington, DC (Image: AFP)

A month ago, theirs were shattered when pupil Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed 17 with an assault rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Today the students in Parkland, Florida, were joined by 300,000 others across the US in a walkout, part of an emboldened anti-gun movement.

School walkouts across US as frightened students demand gun reform
Hundreds of Roosevelt High School students begin to gather on the football field in their protest in Seattle (Image: REUTERS)

At 10am, 3,000 at MSD left their desks to demand change.

One, Liam Kiernan, 15, said: “I’m just mad there’s no action by our government.

“They are not only letting us down, they are letting future generations down too.

Students from DC, Maryland and Virginia protest on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, today (Image: AFP)
Students from DC, Maryland and Virginia protest on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, today (Image: AFP)

“No longer are we going to sit idly by and allow ourselves to become victims of weak ­politicians. Their thoughts and prayers mean nothing no more. It is action and reform we need.” More news at Mirror

 

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