Today marks Exactly one month after Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland shooting that killed 17 students and survivors of the massacre joined thousands of students across the U.S. by walking out of school on Wednesday morning.
The mass protests were held at 10 a.m. local time in each time zone and lasted 17 minutes, one for each of the Parkland victims. Organizers said the purpose was to highlight “Congress’ inaction against the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.”
Over 3,000 walkout events were registered to take part in today’s protests against congress inability to pass stricter gun control laws.
The walkouts are across the nation, from Michigan to Maryland, from Colorado to California, and from the White House to Washington state.
The protests ranged in emotions. Outside Trump International Hotel in Manhattan, students chanted “Hey, hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?”
Blocks away in Times Square, it was eerily quiet as students protested silently.